Mayor Bob Buckhorn dedicated a newly refurbished Ballast Point Park with other city officials on Wednesday morning. The park recently received a $995,000 facelift including the tot lot, a playground designed specifically for children under 5. The project was funded by a private donations from residents and matching funds from the city. New area includes ground-level water feature called a splash pad. Other parts of the park were also enhanced. A sail structure to shade the existing playground equipment, new pavilions, and parking areas were also added.
The project was spearheaded by private citizen Katie Guice, who moved to Ballast Point in 2003. She was concerned about the old equipment at the park not accommodating younger kids. She was inspired by her two children, Olive 3, and Rylan, 5.