Worthington City Council approves contract for splash pad

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WORTHINGTON — A splash pad is officially on its way to Worthington.

The Worthington City Council on Monday approved a $490,054 contract with Edgerton contractor Hulstein Excavating to construct a splash pad in Centennial Park.

The city hopes to break ground before King Turkey Day and have the project done by April 2019.

The 4,950-square-foot concrete splash pad, equipped with a water recycling system, will feature more than 30 different water features, including geysers, jet streams, fountains and colorful water-spraying accessories for kids of all ages.

The council opted to include a debris trap and rainwater diverter valve, which city staff say will save time and money in the long run.

To the shock of city officials, the contract originally came out at $599,892, but it was due to an error in the bid that was later corrected.

For more on Monday's city council meeting, see Wednesday's print edition and dglobe.com.