Kids at Splashpad
Public Splashpads

Demographics, recreational needs and expectations have shifted. And although Splashpad areas continue to hold onto the Number 1 spot on the list of most commonly planned features for park facilities, changes in funding for these types of projects have not kept pace.

Adding to these challenges, the coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated more than ever the essential role of local parks and high-quality amenities, showing a record-setting usage across the United States. But that same crisis has also generated one of the greatest budget crises for recreation agencies.

A pay-to-play Splashpad, if adapted to local needs and carefully planned for equitable access, can be a successful model to enhance the quality of the amenities and generate destination appeal. This presentation will explore how to successfully plan and design a pay-to-play Splashpad.

In this presentation, attendees will learn about:

  • Learn how to masterplan a Splashpad project that elevates destination appeal, and incorporates successful revenue generating amenities and programming opportunities.
  • Examine the design considerations to support operations in the context of a pay-to-play model.
  • Learn about pay-to-play admission fees, equitable access considerations and how this should be reflected in the planning phase and physical environment.
  • Understand with real-life case studies the design considerations, programming opportunities, revenue-generating amenities and overall best practices for a successful pay-to-play Splashpad project.

This course is approved by LA CES and AIA. It qualifies for 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) or Learning Units (LU) and covers subjects related to Health, Safety and Welfare.

To qualify for continuing education credits, be sure to fill in all fields in the registration form, and the questionnaire following the presentation.

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Jim Bassi
Jim Bassi
Director of Sales — North America
Vortex Aquatic Structures International

Jim joined the Vortex team in August 2018 and is the director of sales for North America, leading sales initiatives in North America, driving market penetration and securing Vortex International’s leadership position in the aquatic play marketplace.

Jim brings extensive sales experience in both the public and private sectors, particularly in the field of commercial recreational equipment.

He works with the Vortex sales team to support waterparks, hotels, resorts and municipalities across North America in providing superior-quality aquatic play experiences.