Cool off at new GR splash pad

Posted at 5:53 AM, Jun 30, 2020

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. — A new splash pad is in town to help keep your kids keep cool during this heat wave.

It’s the newest addition to the Alger Heights Neighborhood and was made possible by the voter passed Parks Millage of 2013.

It’s one of 14 splash pads across grand rapids. This one is a part of the Alger Middle School, and as you can see it’s an upgrade to the previous one that sat there.

Residents were able to have a say on the design and it has multiple spray features and hoops for kids to go through.

There’s also more seating including space for picnics and updated restrooms, landscaping and lighting.

“It's really important for folks to continue to pay attention to CDC guidelines, which is what we place on our web pages. If you're feeling sick, please stay home. If you are out, please be sure to keep a safe physical distance from others that six feet. That's the recommendation from the CDC. If you are in close proximity, please wear a mask around others just to be cognizant of your own personal health and the health of others as well,” says David Marquardt, Director for City of Grand Rapids Parks & Recreation.

The splash pads across the city are open daily from 10 AM to 9 PM.