Splash park now due to open Saturday, same day as city pool

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Greencastle Parks and Recreation Department expects the Bob York Splash Park in Robe-Ann Park to open Saturday (May 26), the same day as the Greencastle Aquatic Center kicks off the summer season.

A problem with the filtering system at the splash park has kept it from opening earlier despite a preponderance of 80-degree days this month.

Repairs have all been made and the Parks Department is currently awaiting a clean bill of health from the water sample it has sent to the State Board of Health.

"We're hoping to open the splash park on Saturday when the pool opens," Assistant Park Director Erin Ray said Thursday.

Park Director Rod Weinschenk told the City Council at its May meeting that department was waiting on a part for the splash park repair. "There's an electrical issue in regard to a breaker that keeps the pumps running," he said.

At the time Weinschenk told the Council he expected the splash park to be open last Thursday, May 17 "if everything comes together."

Obviously that didn't happen.

Weather permitting, the splash park is open daily, free of charge from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Meanwhile, the city pool will be open through Sunday, Aug. 12. Hours for open swim are noon to 5 p.m. daily and 5-7 p.m. for family swim.

Daily admission charges remain unchanged at $5 per person for those five and over. Children age four and under are admitted free.

Season pool passes are $55 per individual or $170 for family pass for four family members (adding $30 for each additional family member). Passes are available for purchase online (www.greencastleparks.com) along with registration for swim lessons.

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