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Shelby County United Way Awards $10,000 Special Project Grant to Anna Splash Pad

The Shelby County United Way awarded a $10,000 Special Projects Grant to the Anna Civic Association for their “Anna Splash Pad” project. The project will provide the first and currently only splash pad in Shelby County. The splash pad will consist of a 2,500 sq ft area offering various ground water sprays and between 5 and 7 above ground water features including squirt guns, buckets and a rocket.

The Anna Splash Pad will be accessible to all at no cost. Over the past 15 months, the Anna Splash Pad committee has raised over 85% of the funds needed for the project. The SCUW Special Project Grant will help close the gap and bring the project to almost 90% funded.

The committee is hoping to break ground in Spring 2023 on the splash pad and the installation is expected to take 2-4 weeks. This will allow the Anna Splash Pad to be open in time for the hot Ohio summer. For more information or to support the Anna Splash Pad project, visit their Facebook page. Their Facebook page also includes ongoing updates to the progress of the splash pad.