PORTAGE, WI – On Thursday, March 28, 2013, Portage community members and partners of the Portage Splash Pad project gathered at Goodyear Park in Portage for a groundbreaking ceremony of the splash pad.
“We’ve been waiting for this moment (breaking ground) and it has finally arrived for the community after much hard work and dedication by extraordinary organizations and individuals who went above and beyond during the course of planning,” says Jerry Foellmi, President of General Engineering Company. Foellmi was among one of the anxious attendees at the event on Thursday that drew in close to 50 people, including the Mayor, members of Portage Service Club Association, children from the community, and many more.
When completed, the Goodyear Park Development will include the splash pad, a shelter with restrooms, a skateboard park, a rain garden, and a parking lot that allows drive-thru access for vehicles visiting the park. Local service clubs and organizations such as the Portage Rotary Club, the Portage Lion’s Club, the Portage Elks Club, the Portage Kiwanis Club, and the Portage Optimist Club, along with General Engineering Company and the Portage Area Chamber of Commerce have been actively involved in donating time and efforts on the project.
Currently, construction is set to begin on the splash pad as early as the end of April. The anticipated completion date for the project is currently set for early summer this year. To stay up-to-date on the progress of the splash pad or if you have questions, you can visit the Portage Splash Pad Progress page for more information.