Although we’re moving out of outdoor water fun season and into whoa, it’s really cold season, the city of Franklin has some H20 news in the works. The city has been selected to receive a $250,000 grant from the American Water Charitable Foundation to create a splash pad. It will be part of the larger downtown amphitheater project and will be constructed on the area’s southeastern portion.
The grant is part of the Building Better Communities signature program of the American Water Charitable Foundation and administered by the National Recreation and Park Association. Franklin is one of only two recipients nationwide to receive this grant for 2020.
“I am very grateful for the support of the American Water Charitable Foundation, Indiana American Water and the National Recreation and Park Association for this splash pad,” says Mayor Steve Barnett in an official statement. “This pad will not only increase the opportunities for physical activity for all of our children, but will encourage an appreciation for the natural resources, such as water, for their parents. I look forward to seeing this community project completed and bringing yet another amenity for our residents and visitors alike.”