They already have more than 10% of their funding goal, as a group of “Community Activists” moves forward on a much discussed Splash Park in Thief River Falls.
Organizers Tom Kalinowski and Scott Fricke appeared this week on Open Line with Mark Alan to give a complete picture of the project, “ready to carry across the finish line.
Organizers say the project lost momentum after a failed grant application last year, but they say the idea is sound; that the community deserves water recreation on a hot summer day – and that the location, at Bill LaFave Park, offers parking – picnic and playground along with kayaking and beach access creating an all around destination.
To get to photos of the Splash Park and the on-line page dedicated to fundraising, google; Go Fund Me Thief River Falls Splash Park or follow this link; https://www.gofundme.com/splash-park-trf – tax deductible donations are also being accepted in the City Administrators Office at City Hall, the Historic Soo Line Depot.
As far as a Splash Park vs. an Outdoor Swimming Pool; organizers say there is room for both in the Community and promise donations collected for the pool project decades past *will not* be used for Splash Park funding.
Splash Park Committee members include Kalinowski, Fricke, Ben Beito, Carrie Genereux, and Rob Griffen.