Splash Pad update: Looking like mid-August for the big reveal

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Men at work: This was the scene on July 14.
Men at work: This was the scene on July 14.

MANCHESTER, NHDupont Splash Pad opening has been pushed  back a week, and nobody is more ready for the big reveal than Parks and Recreation Director Don Pinard.

Aug. 1 was an ambitious target, but work has been constant, despite setbacks, says Pinard.

However, the good news is that the concrete is scheduled to be poured next week, and once cured, the Splash Pad should be firing on all cylinders by mid-August.

Mural project update, just about finished, on July 22.
Mural project update, just about finished, on July 22.

And the even better news is that the Splash Pad will be able to remain operational even after the city pools close for the season on Aug. 21.

Last week trenches were dug for the pipes for each spray feature, and the murals in progress, being painted by New Hampshire Institute of Art students Abba Cudney and Athoney Vitukevich, under the direction of former NHIA instructor Chris Pothier, were “coming along great,” according to Pinard.

This week’s setback was due to testing necessary for the water system, Pinard said.

We’ll keep you posted.

In the meantime, click here for citywide pool swim schedules.

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