Summer is almost here and hotter weather is just around the corner. That being said, the City of Abilene Parks and Recreation Division is opening all five of their splash pads for families to visit and enjoy. These pads all open on Saturday, April 24th and are open to use from dawn until dusk, seven days a week.

All five of Abilene's splash pads are expected to stay open until mid Fall of 2021. The splash pads are all free for families to use. Visit any of splash pads, located at Red Bud Park, Arthur Sears Park, Grover Nelson Park, Stevenson Park and Scarborough Park. While most of the splash pads are alike, in reality, they're all different and unique with different features.

The first splash pad was opened in Abilene at Grover Nelson Park over by the Abilene Zoo in 2013. In the following years, the City of Abilene equipped four other parks with similar water features. Each of these splash pads provide lots of different different water attractions and bring in people of all ages. The features range from water sprayers, water slides, to the huge water dumping buckets.

Each of the parks offer picnic tables, water fountains, restroom facilities and at some locations have open flame barbeque pits (but not near the splash pads.) For questions, concernsd or issues with any of the splash pads, call the City of Abilene's Parks and Recreation Division at 325-676-6217 Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. After hours and on weekends call 325-665-3786.

Here are all the splash pad locations:

Each one of the splash pads are approxamitly 3,000 square feet in size. The best part is that all the water that is used at the splash pads, is 90% recaptured, cleaned, treated and recirculated. Abilene's splash pads are awesome and fun as you'll see in the above video.

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