Residents of St. Pierre will soon have a new way to cool off. A splash pad is under construction in the the park downtown. Mayor Mona Fallis says it's almost ready to go.

"By July 1st, we're going to have a grand opening so by mid-June they hope to have most of it constructed and have the grand opening for July 1st celebrations."

Fallis says this is another amenity that will make St. Pierre attractive to families as a place to live.

"We do have a young family population in St. Pierre. We're doing a lot of good things to improve the quality of life and have young families come here. We're constructing a splash pad in our park, we have a beautiful park right in the centre of town, we're improving our recreation centre and everything just goes together to attract young families."

St. Pierre is currently expanding its lagoon so a development freeze is about to be lifted and Fallis is hoping many more young families will choose to live there.

Splash pad under construction.