Construction to Begin on ADA Splash Park

The City of Parkersburg is pleased to announce that Hunt Valley Contractors has been given a

notice to proceed to construct a new 10,000 sq. ft. handicap accessible splash park at the City

Park Pool.  Construction is slated to begin in September with a project completion date of May

2019.  The new facility will replace an underutilized basketball court next to the pool and

significantly enhance the amount of social and play offerings available at the City Park Pool.

To mark the occasion, this City will host a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, September 4

at 3 p.m. at the City Park Pool.  Officials will also be announcing planned improvements for the

pool area.  Light refreshments will be available immediately following remarks and local

residents are encouraged to attend.

To ensure the new facility appeals to a variety of users, three different play zones will be

constructed.  They include a Tot Zone, Family Zone and Dynamic Zone.  The Tot Zone will have

several low to the ground, but colorful water features that create soft water formations.  This

zone will be located in the northwest corner of the splash pad.  The next largest zone is

the Family Zone.  The family zone is suitable for all age groups, including those adults still young at

heart.  Water features will include two palm trees, water way and an AquaGather Station.  The

AquaGather Station is particularly unique in that it will allows users of all abilities to have

complete control over the water flow—where it goes and how fast or slow it flows.  The main

attraction, will be a new, ultra-modern playground in the Dynamic Zone called the HydroHub2.

The HydroHub2 combines raised platforms with interactive experiences to deliver a unique

water play experience. Linked by a bridge and tunnel, kids can navigate the structure while

dodging or being doused with overhead water effects. Equally fun will be two nearby towering

water features, one of which is called the FlashFlood.  The FlashFlood is a 17-foot tall structure

that unleashes a torrent of water on people gathered below.

Hunt Valley is a family owned and operated business located in Owing Mills, Maryland.  The

company employs 49 people and has a general contractor’s license in West Virginia.  Hunt

Valley has more than 37 years of construction experience and 10 years of experience installing

Landscape Structures equipment across Maryland, D.C., Virginia and West Virginia, and is proud

to bring the City’s new splash park to fruition.