The City of Tecumseh is the recipient of a $192,500 grant from the


Avedis Foundation for a Splash Pad to be located at Slick Humphrey Park.


The Splash Pad will be an addition to the existing park facilities which includes


ADA playground equipment, ADA restrooms, multipurpose trail, skate park,


tennis courts, softball fields, picnic areas and basketball court.


The 3,850 sq. ft. splash pad area will include 19 ground spray features and 9


above ground features. It will also include shade structures, picnic tables and


park benches.


The Rotary Club of Tecumseh assisted with fundraising efforts.


Mayor Eddy Parker said he looks forward to his grandchildren having


the opportunity to stay in Tecumseh to utilize the Splash Pad.


Tecumseh City Manager, Jimmy Stokes said the Splash Pad will be a nice source


of revenue as its bring people from other areas into Tecumseh. He also looks


forward to his children and grandchildren benefiting from such a nice facility.


Michelle Briggs-President & CEO of the Avedis Foundation, said, "The Avedis


Foundation Board is excited and pleased to invest in the City of Tecumseh's


Splash Pad. We are fortunate to partner with the City on this project, and we


were impressed with the collaborative nature of the request. Avedis' goal is


to enhance health and wellness throughout our county, and the Tecumseh


Splash Pad will be a fun way to accomplish that goal."