Coun. Devi Sharma (Old Kildonan) advocated the splash pad through city hall and said the spot near the Maples Multiplex Arena and Seven Oaks Pool was a natural fit, both because it’s an established recreation hub and because it serves a large catchment area.

“The next step was how do we enhance this recreation space,” Sharma said.

The councillor said she believes it is an important project for numerous reasons.

“It brings people together naturally,” she said. “It allows families to make memories not only with themselves but with their neighbours.”

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