Kenora Rotarians are hoping to start construction on their splash park soon. Deb LeMaistre, president of the Kenora Rotary Club and the chair of the Rotary Splash Park Committee, says they're almost at their fund-raising target.
The service club is hoping to get final approval from Kenora Council in June, then issue tenders for construction to begin.
This comes after the City of Kenora denied a funding request from the Kenora Rotary Club. They were asking for an additional $112,000 to fund the extension of water and sewer lines from Minnesota Street.
The extension is necessary as the splash park was originally going to be built closer to the Norman Park Beach, but the city said that the water and sewer lines would not be able to accommodate the park. Instead, the park is now set to be built on the old Norman Hockey Rink, with the extended water lines from Minnesota Street.
The project has raised just under $300,000 towards the original $450,000 goal.
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