The Fountains of Unidad Deportiva, Rotary - talk

Tuesday, May 22, 12pm
Hotel Mision, Salida a Queretaro 1

The Fountains of Unidad Deportiva, Rotary - talk

The Fountains of Unidad Deportiva – It sounds like a spring with miraculous, curative waters. In reality, it doesn't even exist. Look around and you'll notice that there are virtually no public drinking fountains in our city or even our parks.

When it comes to recreational facilities in SMA, Unidad Deportiva is the largest. The average number of people using the facility is 2000 per week. Boasting 4 tennis courts, 4 basketball courts, two soccer fields, a weight room, and a boxing gym plus a running/walking track, and 4 Pickleball courts, you would think this facility has it all.

What is doesn't have is a single drinking fountain. Sure, there's water (or sodas or chips) for sale when the concession stands are open, but their operating hours are inconsistent. During school events (which happens multiple times every year) there can be 500 or more school age children playing all manner of sports, but no place to rehydrate.

Partnering with Club Rotario de San Miguel, the Midday Rotary Club under the leadership of Fred Collins, is planning to add 3 water stations that will have two drinking fountains and a spout for filling water bottles. Plentiful water is something Collins is familiar with. He is a native of Michigan, a state surrounded by the Great Lakes, North America's largest source of freshwater. Collins was an outdoor contractor when he retired and moved to SMA with his wife Barbara 5 years ago.

This exciting and ambitious project could well be the forerunner to providing more safe, clean, and accessible water throughout public areas in San Miguel de Allende. Come hear more with San Miguel de Allende's Midday Rotary Club President Fred Collins.

The presentation is Tuesday, May 22nd at 12:30 PM at the Hotel Mission de San Miguel (Molina) on Salida de Queretaro #1. Parking is free and the hotel is easily accessible by bus.
Rotary is where neighbors, friends and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders and take action to create lasting change. For more information, contact President Fred Collins at and see

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