We are fully supportive of the efforts to create a splash park in the Depot Plaza as we would love to see more for families to do in Cheyenne and we'd love to see forward progress on building up our downtown, so we will be donating $1 from every bubble tea sold during spring break towards Visit Cheyenne's efforts to raise community funds to make it happen!
Here's a little more info on the project!
The City of Cheyenne and interested partners intend to build a water feature /splash pad on the Depot Plaza in downtown Cheyenne. It will be similar to splash pads in downtown Fort Collins and Rapid City where jets of water shoot from the ground, and kids can run through them.
The water feature will run when the weather/temperatures allow it to be operational. The water feature will include a recycling pump so the water will be appropriately filtered and reused.
Where will the water feature / splash pad be located?
In the Depot Plaza in downtown Cheyenne. The preferred location is behind the stage in the peanut-shaped area currently filled with gray gravel.
How will the project be funded?
The water feature is expected to cost about $550,000 based upon a design estimate by Tobin & Associates, a local architectural firm. The City of Cheyenne has pledged $250,000 to the project, pending a match of approximately $300,000 or more raised from community organizations and individuals. The City is requiring that the private funds be raised by June 30, 2019 or the City match will go away.
What happens to my donation if the project doesn’t get completed?
We fully anticipate raising the funds necessary to complete the Depot Splash Pad project. However, if we determine that the Splash Pad project cannot proceed to construction for whatever reason, we plan to offer donors the option to either receive a refund or allow the funds to be invested in another quality of life project for Cheyenne.
Who is organizing the project?
The City of Cheyenne will ultimately be the contractor for building, operating, and maintaining the water feature. The fundraising for the project is being spearheaded by a committee consisting of City Council members, representatives from the City’s four economic development organizations, and interested volunteers.
How can I donate?
Private donations are being collected by Discover Cheyenne, a not-for-profit foundation affiliated with Visit Cheyenne. Discover Cheyenne often acts as a “collection spot” for community events like the Cheyenne 150th Anniversary celebration and the upcoming Cheyenne Marathon. As a not-for-profit organization, donations to Discover Cheyenne are tax deductible.
Checks can be mailed to
c/o Visit Cheyenne
121 W. 15th Street, Ste. 202
Cheyenne WY 82001
How will my donation be recognized?
A Recognition Plaque recognizes donors or $1,000 and over by name will be installed at the water feature / splash pad. All donors will be thanked via social media postings.
What other fundraising efforts are happening?
The project’s fundraising committee will be approaching a variety of community organizations, businesses, and individuals with targeted funding requests.