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Norman BeachNorman Beach is the proposed site of the new splash park. (File photo)Kenora Rotarians are hoping for a spring start on their splash park.

The club has raised roughly $150,000 towards the project, and the City of Kenora has agreed to support their application for another $150,000.

Rotary Club Spokesman Ron Noseworthy offers an update on the project.

“We feel pretty good about it. People are getting more aware of the project, people are getting interested. This grant is really important to us, it can put us much closer to the end. We have a bit of flexibility in this as well. There’s a basic cost to the park to get the basic infrastructure in place, but the fixtures themselves, we’ve been fairly aggressive and planned a lot of them. We can cut back on those somewhat, if we’re tight on funds. We’re going to work very hard over the fall and winter to be ready to start building in the spring,” he said.

The total cost of the splash park could reach roughly $450,000, if all of the elements of the park are included.  

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