Splash Pad opens for the summer

Matthew Lane • May 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM

KINGSPORT — The Kingsport Splash Pad, located adjacent to the V.O. Dobbins Community Center, will open for the summer season on Friday and remain open until the end of September.

According to Kingsport officials, the Splash Pad will be active from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day during the summer. It can be turned on during these hours by rubbing the silver activator pad located on the wall between the restrooms.

The Splash Pad is a zero-depth aquatic play structure that allows children to experience different types of water environments. Because the Splash Pad is a zero-depth facility, it does not have a lifeguard on duty, so all children must be supervised during their visit.

Splash Pad features include:

• Surface water jets

• A snake head water spray

• Run-through loops with water jets

• Rotating water cannons

• Buckets dumping from a tower

• A palm tree with water jets.

The facility also includes restrooms, a shade canopy, park benches, two picnic shelters, a water fountain, barbecue grills, two lighted tennis courts and playground equipment.

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