Walker Park splash pad season coming to an end

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The Walker Park splash pad season is coming to an end.

The splash pad will close for the year on Sunday, Sept. 19. Until then, hours remain the same from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.

Walker Park is located at 10 W. 15th St. in Fayetteville. The splash pad is on the north end of the park next to the skate park.

Splash Pad Rules

When the button is pressed, the splash pad will run for several minutes, then the button will need to be pushed again. Do not hit or repeatedly press the button.

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  • Don’t drink the water.
  • Climbing on the splash pad features is strictly prohibited.
  • All children under the age of nine must be supervised by an adult at all times.
  • Be courteous, safe, and family-friendly.
  • No glass containers, gum, food or drinks permitted on the splash pad.
  • No pets, pool toys, skateboards, roller blades, bikes, scooters, etc. on the splash pad.
  • Children not toilet trained must wear swim diapers. Do not change diapers in the splash pad.
  • Do not use the splash pad if you have a communicable disease, diarrhea, or an open wound.
  • Footwear is recommended.
  • Running, jumping, and roughhousing are prohibited.
  • The splash pad is an unsupervised facility. Use at your own risk.

About the splash pad

The City Council in 2019 approved a $370,000 contract for construction of the splash pad, which also included a new restroom facility.

The money came from the park development fund, which is fueled by the parks department’s share of the city’s hotel, motel and restaurant (HMR) tax. The city collects a 2 percent tax on hotel/motel stays and prepared food sales. Half of the money goes to pay for parks maintenance, operations and capital improvements. The other 1 percent goes to the Fayetteville Advertising & Promotion Commission.