WINONA LAKE — The Winona Lake Parks Department is ready to make a “splash” this summer with the seasonal opening of the Splash Pad.
For those not familiar with the concept of a splash pad, Winona Lake Parks Department Director Holly Hummitch described it as, “an open area with little to no standing water and consists of several different types of features that spray, shoot and drop water. The splash pad is accessible to anyone and is designed for the young and young at heart.”
Hours for the Winona Lake Splash Pad are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week, Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Rules for the Splash Pad include the following:
- Children must be accompanied by an adult.
- Children not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper. These are for sale at the park office during regular office hours.
- Those experiencing diarrhea are asked not to use the splash pad.
- Proper swim attire is required. Cutoffs are not permitted.
- At the first sign of thunder and lightning, Splash Pad users are asked to seek a fully enclosed shelter and remain indoors until at least 30 minutes after the last sign of thunder and lightning.
The following are not permitted at the splash pad:
- Climbing, sitting and playing on splash pad apparatus
- Drinking splash pad water and spitting or spouting it from the mouth
- Running, rough play, profanity
- Inflatable pool toys, athletic equipment, other recreational equipment
- Food, candy, gum, beverages, glass containers
- Soaps, detergents, shampoos
- Animals except service animals
- Changing diapers
- Radios and other acoustical devices
- Skateboards, skates, Razors, rollerblades, scooters, bicycles and any similar equipment