Isn't this how it always goes?
New Berlin - The complete cost of a splash pad for New Berlin children to run past structures that squirt or pour water on them has welled up from an estimated $400,000 to more than $1 million.
New Berlin officials are thinking of creating a splash pad in Malone Park. The New Berlin Junior Woman's Club has pledged to raise the money needed to pay for it.
Actually, the estimate for splash pad itself remains in the realm of the original target. Its cost is coming in higher because bathrooms were added to the plan, helping boost the splash pad cost alone to more than $425,000.
"Some of the numbers were a sticker shock," admitted Mark Schroeder, parks, recreation and forestry director.
No word on whether the cost of the "whites only" signs are included in the overrun. The signs are reportedly needed so that residents of the new workforce housing project don't, you know, feel too welcome.