Rating the Suburbs 2011: If you need to chill out
rating the suburbs
12:00 AM EST
May 23, 2011
When Lyndhurst decided to replace the Brainard pool with a splash park, service director Rick Glady wanted it to be impressive. And he's confident that when it opens in mid-June, the park, with spray fountains, water slides and a water wheel that can dump up to 100 gallons of water, will be a hit. "New facilities like this enable us to keep our community vibrant," he says.
Olmsted Falls' Village Green Park is the gateway to the historic community. So when it was suggested that the wading pool be replaced with something more people could enjoy, it had to stay in character with the town. In summer 2010, Olmsted Falls installed a splash pad with a classic sprinkler that has five different patterns. "It didn't alter the historic character of the Village Green," Mayor Robert Blomquist says. "We've improved on what we had before."