Riverton Splash Pad mural project approved at City Council meeting

The Riverton City Council unanimously approved a project that will help beautify the Riverton City Park and add some color to the backdrop of the new splash pad feature.

A group spearheaded by Riverton’s Rusty Wuertz that includes Riverton Middle School art teacher Tacy Moore and Riverton High school Fine Art teacher Patrick Cosner will help create the project with the help of their students.

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The mural will be created on a existing storage structure at Riverton City Park that lies directly next to the splash pad area.

Moore described the theme as “whimsical” and aimed to inspire the children playing in the area. She also told the council she wanted it to represent Riverton with a cityscape of the downtown area and hot air balloons floating over it.

A list of splash pad sponsors will also be included.

The splash pad project opening is tentatively set for near the end of May to coincide with the end of the school year.

Earlier Tuesday, Riverton Police Chief Eric Murphy addressed some concerns members of the public had about the splash pad location. He told citizens RPD will, “absolutely refuse to allow anyone to negatively affect families enjoying it. You can read his full statement here.

An example of the mural is pictured below. Cosner noted the design may be slightly altered because of a couple doors in the way of their original plans.

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