Posted by Peter Roaf on Jul 14, 2018
Thousands of children and their families will splish splash their way through summer at no cost for many years to come with the opening of the Ladner Rotary Splash Park on July 14, 2018.
Over five years in development, the new splash park, which replaces an earlier 30-year-old one sponsored by Kinsmen, features a child friendly, no slip rubberized surface, a water conserving system using timed controls and all new water play equipment.
The theme of the play area honours the local farming community with farm related play features and 10 storyboards around the park.
The Ladner Rotary Splash Park was developed in partnership between the Rotary Club of Ladner and the City of Delta with the generous support of many sponsors and individuals. This  splash park is the biggest project undertaken by Ladner Rotary which has served the Delta community and the world for 61 years through Rotary's network of 1.3 million members in 35,000 clubs across the globe.  -- photos by Mel Baly, Chris Offer and Peter Roaf
Rotary Club of Ladner initiated the Ladner Rotary Splash Park and won approval of the City of Delta as a partner and raised $300,000 from the club through
annual calendar lottery sales and individual members, from Rotary District 5040 and many other sponsors, such as Westshore Terminals and Delta Agricultural Society
Delta Mayor Lois Jackson speaks at the official
opening ceremonies
Ladner Rotary President Hon. Kerry-Lynne Findlay,
spoke of Rotary's role at home and around the world
Ladner Rotary Splash Park Committee Chair
Irene Forcier spoke the benefits of the splash park
Unveiling of two plaques and ribbon cutting
Mayor Jackson and Irene Forcier, for both
partners, cut the ceremonial cake
Vickie Sangster, left, who was instrumental in the
water park for the Rotary Club of Tsawwassen,
and who was consultant for this project, is thanked
by Ladner Rotary President Kerry-Lynne Findlay
Many members of the Rotary Club of Ladner participated in the Ladner Rotary Splash Park official opening
To honour the farming community and its heritage in developing the community of Ladner and City of Delta storyboards around the Ladner Rotary Splash Park tell the story of farming over time and in recent years. Two plaques recognizing development of the splash park.
Thank you to sponsors of the Ladner Rotary Splash Park