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Fort Wayne extends splash pad hours

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:

Buckner Park

6114 Bass Road

McCormick Park

2300 Raymond & Holly

Memorial Park

2301 Maumee & Glasgow

Robert E. Meyers Park

Inside North Gate of Parkview

Field on Jefferson Blvd.

Shoaff Park

6401 St. Joe Rd.

Kreager Park (Taylor’s Dream)

7225 North River Road

Waynedale Park

2900 Koons & Elzey

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