Young Marines donate to turn on water at local splash pad

WHITE CITY, Ore. —With temperatures expected to hit triple digits, the community of White City now has a place to cool off. We told you last week, funding to run the Burns Park Splash Pad, had run out.

Because the park is not a designated county park, it’s not part of the county parks system. After our story ran, Jackson County Parks says $1500 was donated, by the Camp White Young Marines.

Now, the water is back on for the community to enjoy.

“It’s always nice to see the community step up when they are asked to do so and in this case, they stepped up big time so we’re hoping that the community continues to collaborate on long-term solutions for burns park and the facilities out here.” Jackson County Roads and Parks Director, Steve Lambert.

The county says the funding will help keep the water on for the rest of the summer.

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Jenna King is the 6pm anchor and our Feature Reporter at 10pm and 11pm for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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