MADISON, Wis. - The city of Madison broke ground on a new splash park Wednesday.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin and several area leaders were at a ceremony for the start of the Elver Park project.
The new splash park will feature modern and eco-friendly water attractions, including spray toys and fountains.
The Madison Parks Foundation received at $50,000 grant from Madison Community Foundation for the splash park project, according to a release.
MPF has received other contributions for the project, including a $50,000 grant from the Evjue Foundation, a $50,000 grant from the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation and $10,000 from American Family Insurance.
"Elver Park Splash Park is the fifth splash park Madison Community Foundation has funded in the Madison area," said Tom Linfield, MCF vice president of community impact. "These colorful, imaginative and free water playgrounds provide an economical compliment to Madison's beaches and pools, and safe and fully accessible spaces that can be enjoyed by all generations and abilities. What a great way for families to beat the summer heat and have fun."
The Elver Park project is one of two new splash parks. The other is at Reindahl Park.
MCF also contributed a grant of $50,000 for the Reindahl Splash Park in April 2013, according to the release.
Both parks are set to open in August.
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