Splash pad opens, sort of

splash pad kidBy Charles Sercombe

Ready for some water fun, kids?

The Recreation Department’s new splash pad is up and running … but there’s a catch.

It’s only open from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays. Sunday hours have yet to be determined.

A call to Recreation Director Craig Daniels to explain management’s decision to not allow the community to use the pad during the heat of the day went unanswered.

In the past, Daniels told The Review he doesn’t have to answer any questions about the splash pad, which cost taxpayers $115,000.

A Review reporter went to the splash pad at Pulaski Park on Monday at about 2 p.m. when temperatures hovered in the 80s and the humidity was thick in the air.

A group of about 50 kids sat under the shelter, doing nothing, as water gushed out of the splash pad sprays. Asked if there was water for the kids to cool off with, a seasonal employee at the park told The Review that there are sprinklers available for the kids to run through.

7 Responses to Splash pad opens, sort of

  1. roger

    July 2, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    isnt a splash pad a big square of concrete with water sprayers? hmm kids running on wet pavement, yeah sounds safe to me

  2. Pat

    July 8, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Much, much safer than running the streets, and more fun too!

  3. Roger

    July 12, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    safer than the streets? didnt you ever play pin the refrigerator magnet on the cadillac when you were a kid? lol

  4. angelique morgan

    May 30, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    We love this place!we eat,run,play,get wet and make good memories. This is by far the safest Park I’ve been to.my kids loveeeee it here

  5. Bb

    June 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    I think it’s ashame that kids can’t be kids and they wonder why they’re so many juveniles running around.. I Love this Park..Its a Family Park.

  6. Tee

    May 28, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    92 out side on this holiday and they splash pad isnt on why

  7. Hannah cucheran

    August 23, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    Just took my daughter up there. They was allot of other kids. She had so much fun. Her 1st water park so happy this is now open

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