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Canby's splash pad at Maple Street Park is now expected to be complete by Aug. 31.

PMG PHOTO: KRISTEN WOHLERS - Construction is underway and expected to be complete by Aug. 31.

Even though the weather is heating up, Canby's little ones will have to wait longer for a place to cool off this summer.

The Maple Street Park splash pad project was expected to be complete near Memorial Day. Now, according to Amanda Zeiber, Canby's interim city administrator, the project's completion date has been extended to Aug. 31.

Talks of a splash pad initially began circulating in January 2019. The city finished receiving community feedback on the project in January 2020 and approved the design on March 9.

Zeiber said construction was delayed because the final design approval was four months later than initially scheduled, which then delayed permitting by four months also, and so on.

The COVID-19 pandemic has added further delays, with shop drawings taking a full month, for example, instead of the typical week.

Delivery of splash pad equipment and the gazebo have also been delayed.

PMG PHOTO: KRISTEN WOHLERS - Here is the current state of Canby's slash pad at Maple Street Park.

But now, construction has begun on the project. The tennis courts at Maple Street Park have been removed, and the area is fenced off for more development.

According to Zeiber, the splash pad features are expected to be delivered on July 21 and installed by Aug. 1.

Then the gazebo should come Aug. 14 and installed within one week, with the full project ready to go by Aug. 31.

PMG PHOTO: KRISTEN WOHLERS - The area, and part of the parking lot, at Maple Street Park are fenced off for construction.

Kristen Wohlers
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