The Corpus Christi Parks and Rec Department wants to install water attractions at some city parks, but before construction begins, city council has to vote on it.
The proposed locations for the water attractions are Salinas Park on the city’s west side, the Lindale Recreation Center near Ray High School, and at Bill Witt Park on the city’s south side.
In October of last year, the department initially told city council they wanted to install the splash pads at St. Andrews, Lindale and Inwood parks. However in January, an advisory committee helped the department choose the three new locations.
Five months later, nothing has been done because city council has yet to approve the proposed locations.
“I was trying to be patient at first, but yes, five months later I had really expected that to have already gone in front of them (city council) and been approved,” said Mandy Cox, a member of the Parks and Rec Advisory Committee.
Cox, who is also a mother of three, has been talking to the city about splash pads for nearly three years. She even hoped construction would begin before summer started. But now it’s people like her who want to get water attractions back on the city council agenda.
“We just want to see this get voted on and get through,” said Cox. “It’s been a long process and its frustrating sometimes.”
The Parks and Rec Department says that a briefing update is scheduled in June. That’s when the department will discuss implementing splash pads before city council. There’s no date set for that meeting yet.