Kaplen JCC on the Palisades Adds Splashpad

Verona, WI – Commercial Recreation Specialists (CRS) recently coordinated installation of a Splashpad located in Tenafly, NJ at the Kaplen Jewish Community Center on the Palisades (JCC), according to Rich Wills, vice-president of Commercial Recreation Specialists.

The JCC had a vision for a Splashpad five years earlier and upon completion of a major fundraising effort, was able to secure the funds needed to move forward with construction. According to camp director Stacy Budkofsky, the Splashpad exceeded their expectations tenfold in the first year. “It generated excitement with both campers and their parents and has already helped with retention for next camp season, as well as increasing overall JCC membership,” said Budkofsky.

Splashpads offer a zero-depth aquatic solution that combines the sensations of different water effects – flowing, misting and jetting – suitable for a variety of age groups and abilities. This Splashpad features an eye-catching, central Splash Castle feature as well as a Toddler Bay, including colorful Waterbugs and ground sprays with various water effects. It also incorporates a Teen Bay where older children can engage in high-energy, interactive play with water cannons and Aqualien features that encourage creative play.

Vortex also offers a Water Quality Management System (WQMS) for recycling and reprocessing water for conservation and low-flow nozzle technology and automation to optimize water usage.

CRS provided consulting services and supplied water features manufactured by Vortex Aquatic Structures; Integrated Aquatics acted as the aquatic design consultant; and general contractor River Drive Construction Company coordinated installation by Abbott Construction.