Defiance Splash Park Award!


The Ohio Parks & Recreation Association (OPRA) held their Annual Conference this week and presented Awards of Excellence for 2018.
The Defiance Splash Park won third place in Category 2: Capital Improvements Projects – $1.0 – $2.5 million.  Eleven communities statewide submitted projects for Category 2, all larger in population than Defiance.  It was noted by the judges that this project was a “Great reuse of unused (eyesore) space. The transformation was awesome!”
The Defiance Splash Park opened to the community on July 4, 2018. The total cost of the project was $1.29 million with $646,000 raised through fundraising efforts. The park was open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. through September 30, 2018 when it closed for the season. This inclusive park will reopen in May 2019 and is free to all.

Service Director Rob Cereghin accepts the award for the City.

This is an exciting award for the Defiance Community!