Macie’s Place Splash Pad

 

For longtime Somers residents Wendy and Bill McCloskey, giving back to the community that has given them so much seems only natural. In December 2007, the couple lost their daughter Macie Grace to Trisomy13 when she was only six days old. Both Wendy and Bill recall feeling an overwhelming sense of community togetherness during this period, and this has had a lasting impact on the family.

“Little by little, we just wanted to do something for the town because the town was just amazing when we went through this,” Wendy said.  Over a year ago, the McCloskey’s approached the Somers Recreation Department with a vision to bring a splash pad to Somers.
 
A splash pad—also known as a spray park, aquatic play pad, or water playground—is a zero depth aquatic play area with various features that spray, flow, mist and jet water on active participants. According to Commercial Recreation Specialists, splash pads “combine sensations of different water movements,” while providing  a fun water experience that “stimulates and challenges children of all ages and abilities.”
 

(Computer generated image of Macie's Place Splash Pad)

 

You can be a part of this vision while providing your children, grandchildren, and neighbors with a creative and interactive park for generations to come.


If you’re able, we would be so grateful for any contribution. 

 

Here are all the ways you can make a donation to help fund this project:

 
(I) Brick Sponsorship

Brick Options

Donation Amount

4”x8” Brick: up to 3 lines of text

20 characters per line

$100 per brick

8”x8” Brick: up to 6 lines of text

20 characters per line

$200 per brick

 DONATE NOW

 

(II) Tiered Sponsorships

Sponsorship Options

Donation Amount

Silver Level

$250

Gold Level

$500

Platinum Level

$1,000

Note: Tiered Sponsors will have their names engraved on an entryway sign to Macie’s Place.

DONATE NOW

 

(III) Sponsor-a-Feature

Feature

Quantity

Donation Amount

Activator

1

$3,500

Aqualien Flower

2

$3,250/each

Cascades

1

$10,000

Foaming Geyser

2

$2,000/each

Palm Tree

1

$7,000

Spray Loop

1

$3,500

Team Spray

1

$4,000

Water Jelly

1

$1,000

Play Safe Drain

1

$2,000

Water Distribution System

1

$20,000

Note: Individuals and businesses that Sponsor-a-Feature will have their names on a medallion on the feature that they sponsor.

 
 

Designs for Macie's Place Splash Pad feature a pad shaped like a butterfly, signifying Macie and celebrating her life and the spirit of levity and play.

 

(Computer generated aerial image of Macie's Place Splash Pad)

 
Butterflies are commonly seen as a symbol of life, change, happiness and joy.

Somers is a special town- there is a sense of community and connection. When you step out, you run into neighbors, classmates, teammates, and friends. We’re together. The McCloskeys, along with town staff, believe that the Macie’s Place splash pad project is yet another way to bring us “together today.”