My kids had a blast! There are some definite pros and cons- but overall not a bad little spot to cool down for a few hours!
When we got there there was a lot of activity- but a mom I was talking to said it was fairly empty today! Yikes! As the afternoon went on- it filled up quick- with older kids. Once my youngest (21 months old) started getting knocked down… we knew our time was up and it was time to go!
- location (it’s in the town I live in)
- Gated in (one way in- one way out)
- Lifeguard on duty (pro in the sense that there is an extra set of eyes IF he was looking at anything other than his cell phone. Also a pro that he had a first aid kit BUT was out of bandaids. I felt more secure with him sitting outside the gate – but he didn’t actually do anything at all 🤷🏽♀️)
- Benches to sit on inside the gated area
- Porta potties available
- Playground next to splash pad (this could also be a con!)
- The water rotates where it comes from (variety is the spice of life – I feel like it kept the kids entertained since it wasn’t always coming from the same places)
- No button to press to reactivate the water spraying (my kids fight over who gets to press it at other splash pads – I can’t imagine the madness that would go on with 30+ kids trying to press a button!)
- No shade
- Parking can be tricky (so I’ve heard. Apparently street parking and parking lot parking is for residents only. There is an additional lot for visitors that has a walking path to the splash pad).
- Playground next to the splash pad (I also considered this a pro!)
I’d definitely go back again. My kid are already asking! And I can’t complain since all 3 kids are fast asleep and it’s 7:57 pm!