Just in time for the holiday weekend, Mayor Brown announces that many of the splash pads in the City of Buffalo will open for Memorial Day.

According to a news report by WKBW-TV, during a press conference on Sunday, May 30th, the Mayor made the announcement that 10 of the city's 11 splash pads will open on Monday for the Memorial Day holiday.

Weather permitting, the 10 splash pads will be open daily from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. through Monday, September 6th, which is Labor Day.

If you plan on stopping by any of the splash pads this summer, make sure you're up to date on the splash pad rules:

  • Young children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No bare feet.
  • Parks Staff are NOT responsible for damaged, lost or stolen items.
  • The following are NOT ALLOWED in the splash pad area:
    • Pets
    • Running
    • Glass bottles and littering
    • Alcoholic beverages, smoking or illegal drugs
    • Bicycles, roller skates, scooters or skateboards
    • Disorderly conduct or rough play
    • Vehicles of any kind
    • Barbequing or open fires
    • Sales, solicitations, signs or displays

The splash pads that will be open are:

  • Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park
  • Allison Park
  • Masten Park
  • MLK Jr. Park Basin
  • Lanigan Park
  • Lincoln Park
  • Cazenovia Park
  • Houghton Park
  • Schiller Park
  • Roosevelt Park

The splash pad at Kensington Park, which is at the corner of Kensington Avenue and Grider Street, is closed due to the park being in the middle of some major upgrades.

This is in addition to the recent announcement from last week that the 3 City of Buffalo indoor pools are also open.

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