Waterloo Park District gets splash pad grant

Gov. JB Pritkzer announced the recipients of grants through the state’s Open Space Land Acquisition and Development Program on Friday, and one of those recipients was the Waterloo Park District.

The district was awarded a $400,000 grant to help build a new splash pad at William Zimmer Memorial Park, located off of Rogers Street.

“I’m very excited,” Waterloo Park District Board President Kevin Hahn said. “I believe the community will be behind it.”

Hahn said the district should receive the grant money as early as next year, after which it would begin construction.

The district will now began preliminary planning stages for the splash pad, which means it does not yet have an estimated cost or timeline.

Read more in next week’s edition of the Republic-Times newspaper.

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James Moss

James is an alumni of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville where he graduated summa cum laude with degrees in mass communications and applied communications studies. While in school, he interned at two newspapers and worked at a local grocery store to pay for his education. When not working for the Republic-Times, he enjoys watching movies, reading, playing video games and spending time with his friends.
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