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New water fountain to be installed in Bella Vista park

Bardascino Park at 10th and Carpenter streets is getting a new water fountain thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Bardascino Park Friends and the Friends of Bardascino Park, who together raised approximately $3000.

Bardascino Park

The Park Friends group originally put up $1500 for the new purchase and the Friends of Bardascino Park group matched that amount with donations from neighbors and the help of a bocce tournament fundraiser where all proceeds were donated to the fundraising effort. After about 5 weeks, they managed to reach their goal.

The water fountain currently in the park has a broken spigot—a major problem since the park relies on it to water the plants throughout. The new fountain will serve as a much-needed replacement. Since winter is approaching, the new fountain won’t be installed until the spring.

Photo of the bocce tournament by Jon Snyder

Photo of the bocce tournament by Jon Snyder

A new fountain for the park is a relatively small improvement, but according to Carla Puppin, the president of Friends of Bardascino Park, they hope to be able to do a larger-scale update to the park in the future. The last major renovation happened in 2003, turning the park from primarily concrete to a better community gathering space with more greenery. The next big goal for the park would be to install pedestrian level lighting, which according to Puppin, would cost about $25,000 to $30,000.

–Taylor Farnsworth, @tfarnsworth3

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3 Responses to New water fountain to be installed in Bella Vista park

  1. Conor November 3, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

    Bardascino Park is at 10th and Carpenter.

    • James Jennings November 3, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

      Thanks for keeping us on our toes. It’s been fixed!

  2. dave November 4, 2014 at 8:15 am #

    this is a nice start, but the park needs some trash cans as well.

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