Springboro's newest park - Kacie Jane Park - will be located on the southwest corner of Lytle-Five Points Road and Crosley Road. Kacie Jane Park, will include a 3,000 sf splash pad, two playgrounds (one for small children and one for larger children), a bathhouse with restrooms and a picnic shelter, paved parking lot and a few other amenities.
The park will be dedicated in memory of Kacie Jane Hausfeld and her father Tom Hausfeld who passed away in a plane crash in 2010. The park was made possible through a donation from Lori Hausfeld, Kacie's mother and Tom's wife, and Brad and Chris Hausfeld, Kacie's uncle and aunt. The Hausfelds wanted to create a park that celebrates Kacie and Tom's life, and a place for families to enjoy for years to come.
“We have heard from many in the community that Springboro needs a park with a splash pad, but we really never had a good location for one due to many factors including availability of water and sewer lines in close proximity,” states Chris Pozzuto, City Manager. “With the land purchase at the corner of Lytle and Crosley and the Hausfelds’ generous donation, we now have the perfect location.”
Plans are to build the park in two phases, with the first phase of construction being the splash pad, bathhouse and parking lot being ready (weather permitting) in early summer of 2019 and the remainder of the park being constructed in 2020. If all goes well, the splash pad will be ready for use by the community for the warmer weather next year.