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        Oregon City Council approved the purchase of a splash pad and a fitness court to be used by the recreation department for public use in the Coontz Recreation Complex on Seaman Road.

        Council agreed to issue a purchase order for $122,724.28 to GameTime, of Harrison Ohio, for a sprayground custom baseball/softball arch splash pad at the baseball diamonds in the back of the recreation center.

        The splash pad will facilitate a more family-friendly atmosphere by using the recreation grounds as a recreational facility versus using it only as a sports facility, according to Tim Borton, the recreation commissioner.

        “We talked about it a lot. It’s something to add to the recreation complex to make it a destination, even if you’re not out here for a baseball or softball game,” said Borton. “It would certainly add to the experience of the baseball and softball games. The younger kids and the kids not participating can come and cool off on the splash pad”

        Plans call for it to be located just south of the baseball and softball concession stand, he said.

        “There was a playground there. We’ll put it there so it’s centrally located. We had a meeting with the splash pad representatives and some people from the engineering department. They are very excited. There is water close by and utilities are close by, so installation is not going to be that difficult of a project. It’s a nice piece to add to the ballpark and everything else out there.”

        The amount approved by council is for the purchase of the equipment and the installation by GameTime, said Borton.

        “Then there’s money left in the budget for a concrete pad, which will be done locally here,” said Borton.

Fitness Court

        Council also issued a purchase order for $92,950 to National Fitness Campaign LLC, of San Francisco, for a fitness court and National Campaign Resources.

        “We discussed both of these items at length during the budget process,” said City Administrator Mike Beazley.

        The fitness court is a comprehensive outdoor circuit training system that supports 28 simultaneous users on 30 separate pieces of equipment. The fitness court provides seven minute training modules for adults of all ages and fitness levels. The system is integrated with a sports floor to simulate an indoor gym.

        “It’s something that would provide fitness opportunities here in Oregon,” said Borton. “Right now, we don’t have an indoor facility for that, but this would be outdoor. It does have a non-slip court, so it could be used even in the winter months. One of the nice things about this particular court is that it comes with an app so a new person could come out, get the app, and we would walk them through the workout and everything that goes with that. So they can come out, get the app, get the workout, and advance.”

        The fitness court is supported by National Campaign Resources, a digital ecosystem that includes a mobile app, the campaign’s social media support team, promotional materials and programming to assist public agencies.

        The program includes a $30,000 grant, which is deducted from the funds required for the fitness court and National Campaign Resources from sponsors of the National Fitness Campaign.

       

       

 

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