Molalla's new Fox Park Splash Pad opened Friday

Photo Credit: PEGGY SAVAGE - Molalla Mayor Deborah Rogge joins the first kids to test out Molalla's renovated Fox Park Splash Pad Friday.After cutting the ribbon to officially open the rebuilt Sally Fox Park Splash Pad Friday morning, Mayor Debbie Rogge joined a bunch of delighted children to test the water when the fountains first turned on.

“It’s all about the kids,” the mayor said later. “I was afraid last nights lightening storm would spoil the dedication this morning."

Photo Credit: PEGGY SAVAGE - Mayor Debbie Rogge prepares to cut the ribbon to the splash pad The weather was a bit cloudy, but already warm for the 10 a.m. ceremony, which drew a good crowd of well-wishers — and kids.

Construction of the $120,000 project kicked off in June with a July 31 completion date.

Rogge said the city used the last of the Sally Fox donation for the park, about $96,000, to rebuild the existing splash pad, and then used Parks and Recreation funds to cover the balance of the costs.

The project also includes a hook-up for a future security light for the area.

Photo Credit: PEGGY SAVAGE - The first kids to use the new pad, shortly following the ribbon cutting.

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