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Fuquay-Varina's splash pad opens today

Posted July 15, 2015

The splash pad at South Park features a variety of jets and pieces that spray or dump water.

I know a lot of Go Ask Mom readers are very excited about the opening of Fuquay-Varina's splash pad today.

The sprayground sits at South Park, 900 S. Main St., in Fuquay-Varina. I had a chance to meet with Fuquay-Varina Mayor John Byrne and other officials yesterday. I wrote about the guidelines and recommendations for use earlier this week. I'll share more about this spot later this week.

But I thought I'd put together this gallery of pictures for those who are headed there this week.

Today's celebration is set for 10 a.m. Admission and activities are free. The morning includes a ribbon-cutting ceremony, ice pops, T-shirts (one per person) and bounce houses. Admission to the splash pad will continue to be free this summer. It's slated to stay open through Labor Day and possibly beyond depending on the weather.

The 6,000-square-foot splash pad is shaped like a pentagon and includes lots of jets of streaming water from more than 35 water features. This looks like so much fun and I felt like a pretty cruel mom when I got to experience a little of the splash yesterday while my five-year-old and mom looked enviously from the playground right next to it! 

Once open, the splash pad's hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., daily.

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