Below is a quote from Michael Gallant, who designed the property for us. I think it does a great job of capturing the initial vision I went to Lett Architects with years ago…
Peterborough couple Jason and Niki Pulchinski have a dream: to construct a water park on Little Lake in this city they love.
Their Peterborough-based company At The Lake Distributing Inc.—which sells water toys and docks, and has installed water parks across the country—wants to construct a quarter million dollar inflatable water park on Little Lake.
Here is a 3D rendering ATL Distributing provided to PTBOCanada of a possible location on Little Lake...
The Pulchinski's company has a proven track record: They have installed water parks (see pics below) at Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville, Ontario; Camp Qwanoes in Crofton, British Columbia; Clevelands House Resort in Minett, Ontario; Sunshine House Boats in Cranbrook, British Columbia and an upcoming one at Railyard Wake Park in Mount Albert, Ontario this summer.
These parks really add a wow factor to any place that installs one, and this is what ATL Distributing wants to bring to Peterborough—thinking it could be great for locals but also an awesome tourist attraction being near the Trent Severn Waterway and Lift Lock for boaters coming through from all parts.
It could help put Peterborough on the map even more.
ATL want to pay the city to put up this water park (they are open to different locations but suggested one near Del Crary Park and the Art Gallery of Peterborough—see rendering at top of post), and incur all the costs associated with running it (insurance, security, and everything else involved in the running of this park).
It would be run by ATL and it would create at least six well paid jobs, the company tells PTBOCanada. Safety is top of mind: There would be lifeguards, and lifejackets would be required wear. They also would partner with local businesses, kids camps and kids charities to get people downtown.
"Bringing a water park to Peterborough is really for the attraction of people to our beautiful downtown and Del Crary Park by Little Lake," ATL says.
Jason has reached out to the City of Peterborough and is hoping to get a meeting to present an elaborate proposal to them of how their company can work with the muncipality on the project. Without their blessing, the water park will not happen.
In the meantime, Jason and Niki will continue to dream big, believing this project could create a huge splash here. They hope to someday see kids and adults from Peterborough and beyond creating family memories at this water park on Little Lake in the Kawarthas.
We're so lucky to have The Centennial Fountain at Little Lake in Peterborough, which is the highest jet fountain in Canada.
Installed in 1967, the water shoots up 76m (250 feet).
And it creates beautiful rainbows...
Doug Logan from Fine Homes Photo filmed this great video of the fountain (screengrabs from it are pictured above). Watch it below...
This film below on the design and construction of the Centennial Fountain in Little Lake via Chex Daily is some of the best historical footage you'll ever watch.
The fountain, installed in 1967, is the highest jet fountain in Canada. This is ingenuity at its finest.
Watch this video below...
Linda McIlwain tweeted this image to us of the Little Lake fountain with East City as a backdrop, and it's magical. It's like a painting. Yes, we so totally dig it. And there's even a little rainbow in there.
As an extension of Canadian Blood Services summer long campaign Sirens For Life, the Little Lake Centennial Fountain will be lit up red for the next week to remind everyone of the importance and ongoing need for blood donors.
[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris]
On 01Jul12, The Peterborough Lakefield Police Service, The Peterborough Fire Service and the OPP Dive Team were called to Little Lake to investigate a drowning. The incident began at 3:30 pm this afternoon. The victim was swimming just south of the Art Gallery when he went under.