Cobb is getting a splash pad just in time for summer

It may not seem like it, but summer will be here eventually. And you’ll have a new way to enjoy some Cobb County heat.

Kennesaw announced Wednesday on Facebook that construction of a splash pad has started at Swift-Cantrell Park, 3140 Old 41 Highway NW. The 42-acre park is Kennesaw’s largest.

A 2014 master plan for the park makes the case for a splash pad explaining that with little to no standing water the park can have an aquatic attraction with jets and games for kids to enjoy.

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The attraction is expected to open in June, said Pam Davis, Kennesaw spokeswoman.

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The estimated cost of the project is $425,000, she said. The project is being funded by the 2016 SPLOST, or Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

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Cobb County Board of Commissioners gave the contract to Whitesburg-based Integrated Construction and Nobility on Dec. 13.

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