Have you taken the kids to the new splash pad at Spring Lake Park in Texarkana? Here is a little excerpt from my story talking about the pads theme.
The Texas side park, or splash pad is going to be located in Spring Lake Park where the old pool was located. It will have a natural theme, with turtles, palm fronds, and other animals. The biggest plus for this type of splash pad is that it will be free to use anytime the weather is warm.

On Saturday My son and I had a chance to check out the splash pad and the completed pad is way cooler than the original plan, and as you can see is a great place for the kids on these hot days.

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The one feature that got the most attention is a Pelican that dumps water on the kids. Its beak fills up with water and when it gets full the beak opens and dumps the water on the kids below.

In this photo you can see the boys waiting on the pelican the water on them.

If you get a chance this summer make sure to take the kids to the splash pad. Their is plenty of parking and benches for you to sit on. And with the expansion of the concrete surface this week it will be a perfect place for a little break from the heat.