Repairs finished at Middletown splash pad

Middletown’s splash pad at Smith Park has reopened after closing Monday for repairs, according to the city. STAFF FILE PHOTO
Middletown’s splash pad at Smith Park has reopened after closing Monday for repairs, according to the city. STAFF FILE PHOTO

The Smith Park splash pad returned to operation Wednesday night after closing Monday for repairs, according to the city.

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The Smith Park splash pad was closed due to a power supply connectivity issue, city officials previously told the Journal-News.

The splash pads are generally open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day.

The splash pads are down for maintenance about three to four times a year, according to Shelby Quinlivan, city spokeswoman. The city spends between $10,000 and $12,000 annually for maintenance and upkeep at both splash pads. She said it cost about $1,500 to fix the power supply issue.

Temperatures are expected to be in the low 80s through the weekend.

In 2006, the city opened a splash pad at Smith Park. In 2008, the city converted the former pool at Douglass Pool into a splash pad.