SWANSEA, Ill. (KMOV)—Swansea’s only water recreational facility in Schranz Park is closed for the second year in a row for failure to meet state codes.
After spending 80-thousand dollars to fix Splashpad, it still doesn’t meet state codes, making it unusable for the second summer in a row. The contractor and the Village of Swansea are in court battling over who is responsible to fix the problems.
The park needs $25,000 in repairs to bring it up to state code.
Taxpayers of Swansea are not happy with the closure of Splashpad.
The builder, Diverse Construction, has refused to make the repairs so the City of Swansea is suing the construction company. The city has since hired another contractor to finish the job.
This project could be finished by mid-August but the water park will close down for the summer on Labor Day giving families a couple weeks to enjoy the water park.