Splash Pad in Jail

The City of Grand Junction has done its best to lock people out of the formerly well-loved Splash Pad, an interactive fountain originally constructed for people to play in downtown on warm spring and summer days.  The splash pad proved too popular, however, leading to problems of overcrowding and bacteria-filled water. So the City shut it down in July of 2014, and now people must pay to use the splash pad at the Lincoln Park Pool.

The City of Grand Junction has done its best to lock people out of the formerly well-loved Splash Pad, an interactive fountain originally constructed for people to play in downtown on warm spring and summer days. The splash pad proved too popular, however, leading to problems of overcrowding and bacteria-filled water. So the City shut it down in July of 2014, and directed people to the splash pad at the Lincoln Park Pool, which is free.

2 comments for “Splash Pad in Jail

  1. Anne Landman
    June 5, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Good to know. I thought the City made use of it free for the remainder of the summer after they shut off the downtown one to the public, and then charged to use it in subsequent summers. But I just called Parks and Rec and they said use of the splash pad is free! Thanks, Scott.

  2. Scott
    May 31, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    I’m pretty sure you don’t pay to use the Lincoln Park splash pad. They have fenced it off from the rest of the pool area and you access it through a gate in the main fence without going through the building. They even provide a lifeguard for the area.

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