Splashing around: New Splash Pad brings inexpensive summer fun!

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Photo by Cindy Hepner/South Jersey Times

What kid doesn’t want to get wet and wild during summer vacation? I know my boys are constantly trying to keep cool and have fun in the process. The problem is, with today’s economy, most parents and caregivers don’t have the financial means to visit giant water parks and attractions.

There’s a fun, wet, inexpensive solution.

The City of Bridgeton has opened a 7,500 square foot Splash Pad next to the Cohanzick Zoo for children to enjoy. The Splash Pad features over 28 spray fixtures, a washroom facility, concession stand, outdoor shower, two pavilions, benches, lighting, and shaded sitting areas.

With a zoo-theme featured throughout, some of the other features include: Ladybug sprayer, two water canons, buckets that dump water, piano sprayer, and water wheels.

The 4,000 gallon tank supplies a full recirculation system with the water being constantly monitored accordingly.

The Splash Pad is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for three 2-hour sessions: 10 a.m. to noon; 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.; and 3 to 5 p.m.

An additional session may be added during the months of July and August from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Maximum capacity of the pad is 100, so arrive at the beginning of a session to ensure adequate play time. The park is open as long as the weather is greater than 78 degrees and will close in the event of inclement weather.

You can also hold private events and birthday parties at the Splash Pad by calling the Bridgeton Recreation Department for more information.

Admission is $2 per person for a two-hour session.

*Information can be found at JerseyFamilyFun.com

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