Construction Begins on Knox Splash Pad

Splash pad workAfter months of planning, construction of the splash pad in Wythogan Park is finally under way.

Adding the attraction is one of Knox Mayor Dennis Estok’s top priorities. Local contractors have donated the labor for the concrete, plumbing and excavation, and the Knox Water Department is installing the lines. Plans call for the splash pad to be open by Memorial Day. Estok says such attractions are big draws in other communities and provide what he calls “very cheap entertainment.”