Mayor Madden Announces Opening of City Splash Pads

Mayor Madden Announces Opening of City Splash Pads

For Immediate Release
June 23, 2020

Mayor Madden Announces Opening of City Splash Pads

TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the reopening of four City-operated splash pads and fountains beginning Tuesday, June 23rd. Splash pads will be open daily from sunrise to sunset, with the exception of Riverfront Park which will operate from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Admission is free at all City-operated splash pads.

Splash pads are available at the following locations:

  • Frear Park
    • Adjacent to Frear Park Ice Rink
  • Knickerbacker Park
    • 7th and 104th Street
  • Prospect Park
    • 65 Prospect Park Road (vehicles are prohibited in the park at this time)
  • Riverfront Park
    • River Street/Front Street
  • Corliss Park
    • 1100 8th Avenue (currently closed for maintenance – please check website below for updates)

Mayor Madden said “We’re excited to reopen our splash pad facilities for the enjoyment of local families and residents this summer. When visiting splash pads and other public facilities, residents should take additional precautions to prevent potential transmission of COVID-19. Your cooperation is important for protecting the health of our community.”

For more information on City parks and facilities, please visit the Parks & Recreation webpage.

Health Precautions

Visitors should practice social distancing (maintaining 6 feet distance from other people), and avoid large gatherings of 25 people or more. Splash pad facilities are not actively monitored; guests should use best judgement when visiting public locations. Parents are asked to closely watch their children.

Use of a mask or face covering is required in public. However, please do not wear a face covering when in the water. Cloth face coverings can cause breathing difficulties when wet.

Individuals who feel sick or are experiencing symptoms consistent with coronavirus should stay home and contact the local health department. For more information on COVID-19 precautions, please visit www.health.ny.gov/coronavirus

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