Splash Park in Carolina Beach to Move Ahead

A proposal for a splash park in Carolina Beach sparked many comments from residents at a town council meeting this week, forcing a late-night vote from Carolina Beach council members who ultimately approved the park's conditional use permit.

The splash park will operate during the summer and will be located at at 107 S. Lake Park Blvd. and 100 and 104 Hamlet Ave. in Carolina Beach according to Jeffrey Mechanick who applied for the permit.  It will feature inflatable slides.

Residents who attended the town council meeting were split between those who feel that the splash park would draw families and visitors to town and provide family oriented entertainment and those who feel that the park is too close in proximity to private residences.  The latter were concerned about noise from the park and potential foul odors from portable toilets.

The Star-News reports that Carolina Beach Councilman Dan Wilcox summed it up this way: “Everyone seems to think it’s a great idea, they just don’t want it by their house.”

 The board voted to approve the splash park's permit with the condition that the noise be monitored and the hours adjusted if necessary.

See and hear the minutes from the March 9th Town Council meeting here: Carolina Beach Town Council Meeting Minutes.

Read the coverage from the Star-News here: Splash park wins approval in Carolina Beach

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