During 2018 the community was successful in raising the $300k to fully fund the construction of a Splash Pad in downtown Cheyenne, 6 months ahead of schedule.
The City of Cheyenne contracted with Vortex to construct the Splash Pad. During the City Council meeting on Monday, January 28th, the Council expressed concerns regarding the construction’s impact on plaza events such as Friday’s in the Plaza, Horse Carriage Rides and Trolley Rides, along with the various festivals. This became more of concern with the most recent update to the timeline of construction.
Vortex is unable to meet the originally proposed completion dates of the end of May 2019. It was agreed upon to have a November completion date with an ideal target date of July 4th. An employee of Vortex during the meeting shared that the start date will dictate the ability to have it completed sooner rather than later.
“It was our hope, and there was discussion, that most of the construction would be done by June.” shared Teresa Moore, Director of Community Recreation & Events, “There will need to be accommodations made; fencing, etc.”
Pete Laybourn, Councilman of Ward I, shared that the community spoke when they raised the needed funds 6 months prior to the expected date. This is a testament, in his opinion, that the community wants this amenity and he sees a duty to get the construction of the Splash Pad underway, so that citizens can begin enjoying it.