The City of Sheridan and the Sheridan Recreation District recently hired OLC Aquatics out of Denver, Colorado to design a spray/splash park that would be located within Thorne-Rider Park. Representatives from OLC toured Thorne-Rider Tuesday, and met with City and Recreation District officials about site and design options that ranged anywhere from $200,000 to $400,000. It was agreed upon that out of the three proposed locations, it would be best to build the spray park where the sand volleyball court currently sits.
Sheridan Mayor Dave Kinskey says the size of the spray park is still yet to be determined.
The decision was also made to use a water recirculation system instead of a flow through system, as it was calculated that a flow through system would use 62,000 gallons of water in an eight hour day of operation. Mayor Kinskey stated that they would like to have the spray park open in time for the 2nd annual Taste of Sheridan in August. Bob McDonald with OLC said that in order to have the park done and functioning by that time, a decision needs to be made soon.