Fuquay-Varina's popular splash pad will open this weekend for a preview before it officially opens for the summer season.
Hours for the preview weekend are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. It will then shut down for a week until June 10 when it will begin operating daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Sept. 4.
The 6,000-square-foot pad features lots of jets of streaming water and other water features, including a giant bucket that pours water on kids.
Some things to know if you go:
The splash pad is free for Fuquay-Varina residents, who have a splash pad card and show it at the front kiosk. The cards are available at the town's community center from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday. You must renew your card each year. To get one, bring a proof of residency, such as a driver's license or utility bill.
For non-residents, the fee is $2 for all day admission. Parents are free. So are kids under the age of 2. All children under the age of 13 must have parent or adult supervision.
Children who aren't potty trained must wear a swim diaper.
Water shoes or sandals are highly recommended.
The splash pad is at 900 S. Main St., Fuquay-Varina.
Fuquay-Varina's splash pad is one of the nicest around here, but we list other spraygrounds and public pools in our pool database.