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Park users hope upgrades are not taken for granted

Posted 7/03/17 (Mon)

Park users hope upgrades are not taken for granted

By Jody Michael

Standing tall at the center of the splash pad that opened in Crosby last summer is the “water whoosh,” the 20-foot high bucket that drenches visitors with up to 10 gallons per minute.

But for younger kids, like those who were present at the 3 p.m. hour on Thursday, the smaller, in-ground sprays along the edge of the pad allow for a less intimidating place to get soaked.

“This is the third time this year we’ve been here,” said Allison Raggio, as her son, Brody, who celebrated his first birthday earlier in the week, crawls in front of the sprays.

Raggio said she was not aware of the 1 percent city sales tax, split between Crosby’s Park Board and Community Center. The tax is up for a renewal vote on Tuesday, July 18. She said she sees value in having that sort of public funding for parks and recreation.

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