Mayor Madden Announces Opening of City Splash Pads for Summer Season

Mayor Madden Announces Opening of City Splash Pads for Summer Season

TROY, NY (June 4, 2021) – With hot weather expected to impact the Capital Region this weekend, Mayor Patrick Madden today announced the reopening of six City-operated splash pads and fountains. Beginning Saturday, June 5th, 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
  • Riverfront Park
    • River Street/Front Street
  • 7th Avenue Park
    • Corner of Ingalls and 7th Avenue
  • Corliss Park
    • 1100 8th Avenue

Mayor Madden said “With high temperatures forecast for the weekend, we’re opening our splash pad facilities to help local families and residents keep cool. I encourage residents to take precautions during the warmest times of the day, and to check on neighbors, relatives, and those who may be most vulnerable during periods of elevated temperatures.”

For more information and updates on local weather conditions, please visit the National Weather Service (NWS) website at https://www.weather.gov/aly/.

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

Health Precautions

Splash pad facilities are not actively monitored; guests should use best judgment when visiting public locations. Parents are asked to closely watch their children.

Per CDC guidance, individuals who are not fully vaccinated should continue to use a mask or face covering 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

South Troy Swimming Pool

The South Troy Swimming Pool is scheduled to open in early July. Residents can sign-up to receive announcements on the 2021 swimming season at www.troyny.gov/connect  

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