Proposed water park more of a “spray park,” councillor says

Councillor Jayne Ingram has suggested that the Town of Lake Cowichan’s proposed water park be named a spray park from now on.

  • Feb. 14, 2011 5:00 p.m.

Councillor Jayne Ingram has suggested that the Town of Lake Cowichan’s proposed water park be named a spray park from now on.

The councillor brought up the suggestion during the town’s elected officials’ Tuesday, February 8, Sustainable Planning and Development Committee meeting.

A water park brings to mind slides and pools, Ingram said, adding that what the town is proposing – with spray instruments and other such things – the title of spray park more readily comes to mind.

Funding of $100,000 is still under discussion for budgetary reasons, though the town has not committed the full amount. The costs are still not in, superintendent of public works Nagi Rizk said.

“This is just for the budget process,” he said.

Depending on how well things go in town staff’s investigations into costing go, the town’s March 8 Sustainable Planning and Development Committee meeting, at 6 p.m., may bring with it a motion as to the location and cost associated with the park.

Last year, the Town of Lake Cowichan received a $12,500 grant from Success By 6 for a water park, which started discussions around the item.