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Splash Pad closed for the season

The Cecil Davis Splash Pad opened late this summer once construction was completed, but next year the popular attraction will open as soon as the weather heats up in May.
Photo by Aaron Ricca.

The Cecil Davis Splash Pad opened late this summer once construction was completed, but next year the popular attraction will open as soon as the weather heats up in May.

KINGMAN – Time to hang up the towels and stow the swim trunks.

The Splash Pad at Cecil Davis Park is officially closed for the rest of the year. The water attraction opened Labor Day weekend, giving families plenty of time to cool off during the last few warm days of summer.

“Parks and recreation staff is winterizing the parks and covering and securing equipment for cold winter months,” said Ryan Fruhwirth, recreation coordinator for the Kingman Parks and Recreation Department.

City pools will be closed and water fountains at parks will be shut off for the next few months. Restrooms at parks will remain open.

“Anytime where the temps have a possibility of freezing, the city doesn’t want pipes to burst and cause expensive damage,” Fruhwirth said.

A sign posted near the Splash Pad informs residents the area is now closed and will reopen sometime in spring 2017.

“We don’t have a hard-target date for reopening,” he said.

“As we’re learning the features of this new amenity, we’re playing it safe and doing our due diligence to save the taxpayers as much as possible by not having to replace broken parts.”

City staff will provide occasional maintenance and check for vandalism.

“We rely on public input,” Fruwirth said. “If neighbors see someone vandalizing or damaging the park, don’t call parks and rec, call the police.”

For more info contact Kingman Parks and Recreation at 928-757-7919 or find updates online at www.cityofkingman.gov.

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