New splash pad coming to Smyrna's River Line Park

Nov. 14—Smyrna's getting a new splash pad.

The Smyrna City Council approved $34,500 in Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax funding for a splash pad at River Line Park on Oakdale Road. The council passed the item 6-0 with council member Lewis Wheaton absent from the meeting.

Splash pads are recreation areas for water play with little to no standing water, eliminating the need for lifeguards and greatly reducing the risk of drowning.

Funding for Smyrna's new splash pad will come from the city's 2022 SPLOST. Peachtree Corners-based Pond & Company is being contracted by the city for the project.

"This is something that we've been very excited about, one of our SPLOST projects, and goes with the theme of not just focusing on one area of the city," Smyrna Mayor Derek Norton said before the council approved the agenda item.

Norton told the MDJ the city is eyeing a late 2023 opening for the splash pad "depending on material and labor availability."