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.