February 27, 2023, Dalhart, TX – The City of Dalhart has recently signed a contract with Kraftsman Commercial Playgrounds and Waterparks for playground equipment to compliment the new Splashpad to be constructed at the Rita Blanca Lake Center. In early 2022, the City received a matching grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife
Department for $150,000. The scope of the grant includes the following elements: splashpad, playground equipment, fencing, sidewalks, and signage.
The overall project cost is estimated to be $350,000 with additional funds committed by the Dalhart EDC, Rotary Club of Dalhart and community sponsors, along with the City of Dalhart.
Depending on weather conditions, the splashpad is scheduled to begin construction in late March, 2023 with the playground equipment installation projected for late July. The playground equipment is ADA compliant and funds were raised through various local businesses and organizations with the Rotary Club of Dalhart being the vehicle to collect the donations.
“The City of Dalhart is very excited to expand the recreational activities available at the Rita Blanca Lake Center,” said Justin Moore, Mayor.