HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – There’s a bright new community splash pad, and it’s open just in time to help families beat the summer heat.
Dozens of children came out to enjoy the cool new jet fountains at the Dr. Richard Showers Recreation Center on Tuesday. The Splash Pad officially opened for the summer.
The bulldog-themed Splash Park is more than 15,000 square feet and features three splash pads with 26 fixtures and various spray patterns. An additional 15 jets may be interchanged to provide variety for the children. The park also includes 12 shaded picnic tables and bench seating throughout.
“We haven’t met a child yet who doesn’t love a splash pad, and we are proud to provide this amenity for our north Huntsville families,” said Mayor Tommy Battle.
The $320,000 Splash Park is part of a $1.2 million renovation to the Showers Center. Additional improvements include a refurbished locker room, restrooms and showers, new windows, painting, lighting, and pool deck. Al Azhar Temple #195 made a generous $1,000 charitable donation to the construction of the Splash Pad.
“This center has more than 230,000 visitors every year, and we are working to add new programs and activities that meet the needs and interests of our citizens,” said Dr. Richard Showers, District One Council Member.
The Showers Center is located at 4600 Blue Spring Road.