SPLASH PAD FAQs
What is this Cheyenne Depot water feature project?
The City of Cheyenne and interested partners intend to build a water feature /splash pad on the Depot Plaza in downtown Cheyenne. The water feature will run when the weather/temperatures allow it to be operational and will include a recycling pump so the water will be appropriately filtered and reused.
Where will the water feature / splash pad be located?
In the Depot Plaza in downtown Cheyenne. The preferred location is behind the stage in the peanut-shaped area currently filled with gray gravel.
Won’t this project waste water?
The splash pad will recycle its water through an advanced filtration system. Project engineers estimate that the splash pad will use about 17,000 gallons for the entire summer season, about the same amount of water used by single house during ONE month during the summer (with outdoor watering).
How will the project be funded?
The water feature is expected to cost about $550,000 based upon a design estimate by Tobin & Associates, a local architectural firm. The City of Cheyenne has pledged $250,000 to the project, pending a match of approximately $300,000 or more raised from community organizations and individuals. The City is requiring that the private funds be raised by June 30, 2019 or the City match will go away.
What happens to my donation if the project doesn’t get completed?
If we determine that the Splash Pad project cannot proceed to construction for whatever reason, we will offer donors who provided verifiable donations the option to either receive a refund, or allow the funds to be invested in another quality of life project for Cheyenne.
Who is organizing the project?
The City of Cheyenne will ultimately be the contractor for building, operating, and maintaining the water feature. The fundraising for the project is being spearheaded by a committee consisting of City Council members, representatives from the City’s four economic development organizations, and interested volunteers.
How can I donate?
Private donations are being collected by Discover Cheyenne, a not-for-profit foundation affiliated with Visit Cheyenne. As a not-for-profit organization, donations to Discover Cheyenne are tax deductible.
Checks can be mailed to
c/o Visit Cheyenne
121 W. 15th Street, Ste. 202
Cheyenne WY 82001
How will my donation be recognized?
A Recognition Plaque recognizes donors of $1,000 and over by name and will be installed at the water feature / splash pad. All donors will be thanked via social media postings.