Slave Lake town council voted last week to award the contract for a new spray (or ‘splash’) park at Hilda Eben Park to a company called Playquest Recreation, for the price of around $500,000. Water and sewer connections are not part of the contract and will cost the town an estimated $50,000 more.
The town received only two bids on the project, the other being from GLV Travellers Inc.
Completion is expected by the end of September.
A second, related item up for council’s consideration was a washroom facility for Hilda Eben Park – probably in anticipation of the need for it once the new spray park is in use. The proposed unit is in a shipping container – self-contained, but with the possibility of being hooked up to town water and sewer. It would cost the town $37,500. The wood-paneled version would run about $4,000 more.
Cleaning the facility at the rate of once per day would add another $2,700 to the cost.
Council accepted the report as information – in effect making no decision on it.