City officials celebrated the grand opening of two new splash pads located at Gregg-Clarke Park and Steeplechase Park with a ribbon cutting on May 9.

The details

The Steeplechase Park splash pad, located at 295 Hallie Drive, is approximately 2,300-square-feet and features a two-headed sunflower, two mushroom showers and water cannons, according to a news release.

Gregg-Clarke Park's splash pad, located at 1100 W. Center St., is 3,000-square-feet and is equipped with a water tower, rain wall, dumping buckets and custom hoops. Each splash pad also has shade canopies, benches and picnic tables.

Notable quote

Council member Miguel Zuniga said it was exciting to see the splash pads now open.

"They're [going to] be a fun way for kids to cool off on hot days," Zuniga said.

One more thing

Each splash pad has a 2,700-gallon underground tank, according to the city's website.

"With use, a 10% daily loss ratio occurs when water evaporates or is splashed off — which equals about 100-300 gallons daily," the website states. Additionally, all splash pads must adhere to the city's drought restrictions.