Splash pad opens at community center in Terre Haute

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – It’s an attraction that’s been several years in the making and now the Terre Haute community is ready to make a splash.

A ribbon cutting ceremony took place Wednesday at the new splash pad at Booker T. Washington Community Center.

It’s operated by Chances and Services for Youth.

Thanks to a variety of project supporters, the splash pad is free and open to the public.

Fundraising began back in 2015 and construction started in 2016. CASY is so excited for this day to arrive.

“Just hearing the laughter and everything in the background here is really what it’s all about,” says Brandon Halleck, CEO of CASY. “It’s really an opportunity to give back to the community and make sure that the kids have an opportunity to still have water play and exercise, and be out doing something with physical activities rather than sitting at home watching TV or on an iPad.”

Additional benches and other amenities to the splash pad will be added in the future.

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