Looking to increase attendance to Coe Park and improve the quality of life in their community, city officials in Hanford, California needed a solution that would be equal parts refreshing, environmentally sustainable and safe. In addition to needing to meet regulations from California’s Department of Water Resources, the amenity also had to be cost-effective while serving as a central gathering point for residents.
Combining all major considerations with a healthy dose of fun, the 2,300 square foot Splashpad® area features translucent and colorful Seeflow® polymer shapes that echo the surrounding natural landscape. Cascading water and vibrant sunlight combine to project colors and shapes on the ground, fostering the imagination and encouraging meaningful play experiences.
Of particular importance was the Splashpad®’s environmental impact in relation to water usage. Park park officials chose to use a Percolation System to return water to the water table, which complies with local regulations and benefits the surrounding environment. With a significant reduction in wastewater and staffing costs, this water management system proved cost-effective and easy to use, and the Splashpad®’s zero-depth benefit makes it safe for all ages and abilities.