Cowarts unveils new splash pad and playground Friday


The small town of Cowarts now has a new addition that is sure to have a big impact in keeping  children cool during the summer and will provide plenty of outdoor fun. 

More than a year and a half ago, Cowarts Mayor Randy oland began working with the town council to bring this new addition to fruition and come Friday, all of their hard work and planning will finally pay off.

That’s when the town’s new splash pad and playground will officially open to the public.

Cowarts Mayor Randy Roland told WDHN,  “It’s great for the citizens and the kids. It will get them off the streets. They’ll have somewhere to go to come to and for the parents to go also to come and watch their kids play and enjoy it.”

The new addition cost around $150,000 and will be open from 9 am until 8 pm during the summer months. 

Roland added,  “The citizens’ tax payers money has paid for this. No grants. It was paid for by tax payers’ money.”

Whitney Ingram Maze, Chairperson of Cowarts Planning and Zoning Committee said, “It’s a good addition to the town. We look forward to it. Parents can come on out. You can take a walk around and your children can play. You can wear them out for free. During the summer, it will be a great way they can cool off in the splash pad and also play on our new playground as well.”

And, what’s next on the agenda for the small town that populates roughly 1,600 people? 

They are currently working on building a pavilion and outdoor restrooms which should be complete sometime this fall.

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