The Texarkana Parks an Recreation Department says that the Splash Pad in Spring Lake Park will open on May 24.

 

The Splash Pad will stay open daily from 9 AM until 7 PM daily until the end of October. It has 6 additional shade ports and picnic tables this year. And a brand new non-slip surface.

The Splash Pad is a zero-depth water playground built in collaboration between the Rotary Clubs of Texarkana and the City of Texarkana, Texas Parks, and Recreation Department.

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One of the features that get the most attention from the kids is the pelican that dumps water from overhead. Its beak fills up and when it gets full the beak opens and dumps water on the kids below as seen in the photo above.

If you get a chance this summer make sure to take the kids to the Splash Pad. There are plenty of benches for you to sit on and the Splash Pad is a great break from the heat.