Sponsored by City Councilman Pete Laybourn, the Downtown Core’s Splash Pad is moving forward.
The Splash Pad is a recommended aesthetic to add to the downtown area by the Downtown Core. This group is comprised of the Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority/Main Street, Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce, Cheyenne LEADs, , and Visit Cheyenne. The approved resolution will allow for City of Cheyenne funding up to $250k and private investment of $300k will have to make up the remaining needed amount for the splash pad. The overall project funds must be raised by spring of 2019. The City Council expressed their confidence regarding the feasibility of getting these private contributions.
“The one thing that stands out in Cheyenne and this community is the spirit of philanthropy.” Shared Councilman Dicky Shanor, “I know that if there is a group of community members who are passionate about this, their passionate about downtown and passionate about amenities for use, then there is nothing they cannot accomplish.”
One concern regarding the installation of this amenity in downtown is the cost of maintenance. This will be further explored during the established timeline. All but City Councilman Richard Johnson approved the resolution.