Wilmington’s new splash pad opens Saturday

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY — New Hanover County Parks and Gardens, in partnership with Trillium Health Resources, will hold a grand opening for the county’s new splash pad at Hugh MacRae Park on Saturday. The splash pad is the final piece of the park’s all-inclusive playground project, funded by Trillium Health Resources’ Play Together Grant.

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The new Splash Pad will be unveiled at Hugh MacRae Park this weekend. (Courtesy of New Hanover County)

“We are excited to kick off the inaugural splash pad season on April 1,” Parks and Gardens Director Tara Duckworth. “Hugh MacRae Park is a great community gathering spot for all ages and we look forward to citizens enjoying these new amenities for years to come.”

The splash pad, a 2,700 square foot wet play area, will open Saturday, April 1, at 12 p.m. It features multiple easy-to-use water elements and is accessible for children of all ages and abilities, including those utilizing mobility devices. After the grand opening, the seasonal splash pad will be open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to sunset, April through October.

A loaner water wheelchair will be available through Parks and Gardens for use by children whose mobility devices cannot tolerate moisture. Citizens can request use of the water wheelchair by contacting the parks office at (910) 798-7275.

For more information, visit parks.nhcgov.com or contact New Hanover County Parks & Gardens at (910) 798-7620.

-Content provided by New Hanover County Gov.

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