David Street Station Plaza’s Second Phase Underway (PHOTOS)

Construction crews work on the new phase of the David Street Station plaza on Tuesday, Jan. 9. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

If nature cooperates, Casper residents should be enjoying the new public splash pad by the end of May.

Construction crews have been working steadily on the pad and support building on the second phase of the David Street Station public plaza. “Right now they’re working their tails off for that schedule,” said Downtown Development Authority CEO Keven Hawley.

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The plaza is inspired by a similar project in Rapid City, which has been instrumental in reviving its downtown.

According to Hawley, it’s not uncommon for lines to form for the splash pad at the Rapid plaza during the summer.

Water will be filtered in multiple stages before it’s returned through the system.

During the winter, the community Christmas tree will be placed near the splash pad jets and an ice rink for skaters will be formed around it.

The support building will house public restrooms, skate rental, maintenance and a Zamboni ice surfacer. The basement will house the systems to run the water jets.

Crews install the plumbing and jets for the splash pad at David Street Station on Tuesday, Jan. 9, in Casper. (Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)

(Dan Cepeda, Oil City)