CUMMING, Ga. — Old Atlanta Park’s wettest attraction, the Splash Pad, has opened for another season just in time to celebrate the end of the school year.
The park is located at 810 Nichols Road and is slated to remain open for the summer through Sept. 2. Daily admission is $2 per person. Adults who decide to stay dry are admitted free of charge.
Jim Pryor, director of Forsyth County Parks and Recreation, says that the Splash Pad continues to be a popular venue for the community as it enters its seventh year of operation.
“I am glad we have one in our parks system at Old Atlanta Park…so as the weather gets warmer, it’s always a welcome addition to our summer slate of activities,” Pryor said. “It’s a fun time of the year to see the kids getting out of school and summer activities beginning… In the past two years, we have made some capital improvements to the facility to keep it fresh and operating well.”
The hours of operation will change as the season progresses. From May 25 to July 31, the Splash Pad will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. In August, the pad will be open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to noon and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Families are encouraged to attend, with annual individual passes priced at $30 and annual family passes at $60. The entire area is available for private rentals on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., or from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. for any special events for a maximum occupancy of 100 participants. Two-hour rentals are priced at $200 with access to the entire Splash Pad and the adjacent pavilion.
Nicole Morgan, recreation supervisor for the department, said she thinks it is a perfect place for any parents with young children to spend the day.
“We get a lot of positive feedback from the community,” she said. “The Splash Pad is an inexpensive form of entertainment on hot summer days for families around the Forsyth County area. We are also used by many daycares as a field trip location since we have a covered pavilion with tables and two playgrounds within a few yards of the Splash Pad.”
For more information about the park’s features, visit parks.forsythco.com, or call 770-205-4646.