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Fuquay-Varina's splash pad opens for preview this weekend

Posted May 29
Updated May 30

Courtesy: Town of Fuquay-Varina

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.

Other tips:

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.

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