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
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."