New splash pad opening up in Grand Ledge

GRAND LEDGE, Mich. (WSYM) -

Your Weather Authority Forecast is calling for temperatures in the mid-80s with no chance of rain Monday, which is practically perfect weather to head to the water park.

Monday, the city of Grand Ledge held a grand opening event for a new splash pad at Jaycee Park. The ribbon-cutting ceremony began at 11 a.m.

The 2,000 square foot splash pad has 19 water sprays within different spray zones allowing visitors to choose how much they are sprayed. 

The splash pad is universally accessible, making it the first amenity of this kind in all of the City's 13 parks and open spaces.

Two additional handicap parking spaces with ramp access to the splash pad have been added along East River Street. A 3-foot high bollard with a large button located on the splash pad activates the water sprays when pressed. The water sprays are set on a timer allowing it to only be in use when visitors have engaged the button.

There is no charge to utilize the GL Splashpad and visitors can play in the water seven days a week from 10:00 am - 9:00 pm. The splash pad will typically operate from Memorial Day through Labor Day, but the City is looking to keep the splash pad open further into September this year, depending on the weather.