Statement issued Wednesday by the city of Fort Wayne:
Fort Wayne, IN: Now that schools are out for the summer and park activity has increased, the Parks & Recreation Department has received numerous requests to expand splash pad hours. In response, the City’s free splash pads will be open 9 am – 9 pm beginning Thursday, consistent with past hours of operation. Robert E. Meyers Park will continue to be open to the public 9 am – 11 pm on days without scheduled events. The Parks & Recreation Department, along with City Utilities, will monitor water usage to adjust the operational schedule if needed.
Splash pads are touch activated and designed to optimize water use. If the splash pad is not in use, the water will not turn on, or remain on. To turn the water on, look for a short pole (approx. 3 ft. tall) with a plastic dome top located within the play area. Place your hands on the dome for a few seconds. The water will appear shortly and run for several minutes. When the water stops, repeat the procedure. The splash pad at Robert E. Meyers Park is foot activated. Look for the touch pad on the ground at the east side of the splash pad.
Splash pads are located at the following parks:
6114 Bass Road
2300 Raymond & Holly
2301 Maumee & Glasgow
Robert E. Meyers Park
Inside North Gate of Parkview
Field on Jefferson Blvd.
6401 St. Joe Rd.
Kreager Park (Taylor’s Dream)
7225 North River Road
2900 Koons & Elzey
For more information, log on to www.fortwayneparks.org.