SYCAMORE – On Friday, the Sycamore Park District’s splash pad opened for the season.
The splash pad is located at the Sycamore Park District Community Center, 480 S. Airport Road in Sycamore.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, families must register in advance to use the splash pad. To keep the splash pad less crowded, only 25 people are allowed per 75-minute time slot. Between time slots, frequently touched items, including doors, handles and benches, are sanitized.
In previous years, the splash pad’s water runs for 4 minutes at a time before a button must be pressed to keep the water on. This summer, the water will run constantly during the 75-minute time slot so families know when their time slot is over.
“Playing outside in the splash pad is a fun activity for kids to do during the summer,” said Sarah Rex, recreation and marketing supervisor with the Sycamore Park District. “All ages are welcome. There’s plenty of room for families to spread out, stay safe and enjoy the splash pad.”
A 75-minute time slot is free for children 11 months and younger. A time slot costs $3 for residents of Sycamore and $5 for non-residents for ages 1 and older.
Jessica Robbins of Sycamore took her children, 6-year-old Colton and 2-year-old Nora, to the splash pad on opening day.
“It’s something different for the kids to do, something all ages can enjoy,” Robbins said. “There’s plenty of space, only a limited number of people are allowed in at a time and there’s hand sanitizer stations. It’s a nice little trip for us and a fun day out together. We’ll definitely be back sometime soon.”
For more information about the splash pad or to register for a time slot, visit www.sycamoreparkdistrict.com.
Source: The Daily Chronicle
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