Horse Fork Creek Park is always buzzing with people from weekend soccer games and weekday practices and everyday traffic from the adjacent Greenbelt. But soon the east side park will see visitors for its latest attraction — a new splash park that is currently under construction.
The Horse Fork Creek Park spray park will be manufactured by Vortex, a nationwide leader of aquatic play parks. Vortex has designed an 80-ft. by 60-ft. (4,800 sq. ft.) splash pad, which is nearly double the size of the splash parks at Yellow Creek and Panther Creek parks. Specifics on the spray park include 23 individual spray features — 13 ground mounted sprays and 10 above ground features. Kids will also enjoy a frog, Cattail Twirl and a 20-ft. tall dumping bucket. The capacity for the spray park is 135 users.
According to Daviess County Parks Director Ross Leigh, spray park construction requires several intricate steps to complete the project like the initial site grading, concrete footer construction, plumbing, pouring concrete and mounting the water features.
“Daviess County Fiscal Court is very pleased to have the volunteer assistance of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 633 in completing the plumbing requirements of the project,” Leigh said.
The overall cost of the spray park to date is $178,752. A date of completion has not been set.