Renovations to three Springfield splash pads unveiled

Hampden County

A Springfield neighborhood splash pad is again spraying cool water just in time for this week’s intense heat. Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno unveiled renovations to three of the city’s splash pads Tuesday morning.

According to City of Springfield Spokesperson Marian Sullivan, a ribbon cutting was held Tuesday morning to announce completed renovations to the Forest Park, Barrows Park, and Adams Park Splash Pads. 

Sullivan said improvements to the pads include new piping, water lines, water activators, and color coated concrete surface to reduce long-term maintenance of the pads. 

Funding for the renovations came from a $340,400 grant from Community Development Block Grant funding.

“This site has a pool so that’s why we timed this one, knowing that the public had a location to still cool off,” said Sullivan. “Our contractor did a great job.”

Mayor Sarno announced Tuesday that he’s extending the splash pad season to Labor Day, keeping the Forest Park and Gerena pools, as well as Five Mile Pond, open every day until August 19, and after that; open on weekends until Labor Day.

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