Two Area Splash Pads Set To Open Soon For The Summer Season
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Local residents, families, and kids of all ages will be able to enjoy some water fun in the sun very soon as two area splash pads are set to open for the Summer Season.
We have provided all the details and schedules below. Residents can also enjoy many area playgrounds including disc golf and an accessible/inclusive playground with sensory features.
You will also find details on the upcoming annual Fishing Rodeo at the J Travis Price Park.
WHITE HOUSE, TN SPLASH PAD SCHEDULE (MAP)
The Splash Pad will be open weekends only in May starting May 7th and will be open seven (7) days a week with the hours below starting Memorial Day through Labor Day.
The Splash Pad will be open weekends only in September.
The last day of the season will be September 25th!
Schedule Memorial Day through Labor Day:
▪️Tuesday: (Maintenance Day) 2pm- 8pm
▪️Wednesday-Saturday: 9am- 8pm
▪️Sunday: 11am- 6pm
Schedule from Labor Day through September 25th:
▪️Monday – Friday: CLOSED
▪️Saturday: OPEN 9am – 8pm
▪️Sunday: OPEN 11am – 6pm
Springfield’s Splash Pad Set To Open May 28 (Memorial Day)
SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Springfield residents get ready! The Splash Pad is set to open on Memorial Day May 28th. MAP
Saturday, Memorial Day – August 1st, 10 am to 8:00 pm
August 9th- October 1st, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
According to the City, there is an activator at the splash pad. In order for the water to come on, you will simply touch the activator, which is in the shape of a flower and located to the left of the splash pad as you enter.
Picnic Shelter (adjacent to Splash Pad) is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Splash Pad Rules…
-The splash pad is an unsupervised facility. Use at your own risk.
-All children must have adult supervision at all times.
Children under the age of ten (10) must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older at all times
-All participants must conduct themselves in a courteous, safe and family-oriented manner
-No food or drink permitted on the splash pad
-No glass containers are permitted in the park area
-Climbing on splash pad features are strictly prohibited
-No pets are allowed on the splash pad
-Non-toilet trained children must wear swim diapers
-Roughhousing or violent play is prohibited
-Be mindful of inclement weather. Remember, “lightning Kills”
-Splash pad shall be vacated at the first sign of thunder or lightning
-Splash pad may be closed occasionally due to weather, maintenance or other operational concerns
-No water balloons permitted in the park
-Do not enter the splash pad area if you have a communicable disease or an open wound
-No skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles, scooters, or other wheeled toys are allowed on the splash pad
-No diaper changing within the splash pad area. Use changing tables in restrooms
-The splash pad is for recreational use only. No bathing allowed
-Water shoes or sandals are recommended
-Toys are not permitted on the splash pad
-Do not drink the splash pad water
-Surveillance cameras recording at all times
ANY PERSON VIOLATING ANY OF THE INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE EVICTED FROM THE PARK
Residents can also enjoy the accessible/inclusive playground with sensory features
After 3 years of planning and grants, the city of Springfield along with the Springfield Parks & Recreation dept opened its first accessible/inclusive playground with sensory features last May (2021) along with the official opening of the Splash-Pad at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. (MAP)
The new facility is a model inclusive playground with sensory features that allows children of differing ability levels to play together. The grounds and section of the equipment are wheelchair accessible. Watch our video report above to get a good look at this incredible new facility.
The playground is part of a larger project partially funded by a Local Parks and Recreation Fund (LPRF) grant of $500,000 that was awarded to the Springfield Parks & Recreation Department. The full project includes a walking trail and two multi-purpose fields with bleachers at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Construction will be completed later this year on those additions.
Check out our video archive below of the grand opening…
Also…Springfield Parks & Rec Free Youth Fishing Rodeo at J Travis Price Park set for June 11th
SATURDAY, JUNE 11, 2022 AT 6:30 AM – 11 AM
Springfield Parks and Recreation in partnership with Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) hosts a Free Fishing Rodeo for children 14 years of age and under at J. Travis Price Park to celebrate National Fishing Month.
Participants must bring all fishing gear and bait – (no artificial lures allowed). TWRA stocks the pond with catfish, bream, sunfish, and other small fish for the event.
Registration begins at 6:30 AM. Help youth begin an activity of a lifetime. Prizes will be awarded.
Springfield’s Parks & Rec Director Terry Martin is always out in the community working to bring more fun family events your way. Stay tuned!
Terry has been with the Parks and Recreation Department since 1995. He started in grounds maintenance and rose through the ranks to become Director of Parks and Recreation in April of 2016. Terry has more than 21 years of experience in all aspects of parks and facilities maintenance, as well as recreational programming and athletic league administration. Terry is a member of the Tennessee Parks and Recreation Association (TRPA) and received TRPA certification in Maintenance Management. He has served as the Dixie Softball District Director since 2013.