CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The City of Corpus Christi is responding to concerns by some parents about the need for splash pads in City parks.
It was first brought up before City Council last summer by a group of mothers. They were lobbying for improvements to area parks to help combat the summer heat. A bond proposal was drafted to add more than $7 million in extras to City parks, including funds to add splash pads to three of them.
Officials with the Parks & Recreation Department said those locations have only been recommended at this point, but not approved. The plan for splash pads will go before the City Council again next month.
"So the Parks and Rec advisory committee has already made a recommendation as to the three locations for the splash pads, and those will also be presented to City Council," Parks and Rec Superintendent Lisa Oliver said.
If the idea is approved, Bill Whitt, Salinas, and Lindale parks could all be possible locations for the new amenities.