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Posted on: July 21, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Amistad Splash Pad


Amistad Splash Pad

Grand Opening


Bay City Parks Recreation is excited to announce the GRAND OPENING of the Amistad Splash Pad on Friday, July 23rd at 10 a.m. The grand opening ceremony will be the public’s first opportunity to experience the splash pad.   The ceremony will include a short speech, light refreshments and an opportunity to be the first to try out the many amenities.


Amistad Park is located at 1209 10th Street (corner of 10th St. and Ave. C). The 2,800 square foot splash pad is the latest amenity at the park and is a focal point of park outings this summer and early fall. Additional shade structures and tables will be installed later this summer.  “We are very excited to give the residents of Bay City their first splash pad.” said Bay City Parks and Recreation Director Shawn Blackburn. “Splash pads allow everyone to have an interactive, safe, and fun aquatic experience.”


The splash pad features a series of nature themed spray features on a pond-like blue pad with cattails, reeds, a dragonfly and a happy frog with a wet greeting. The new splash pad fits in nicely with the other amenities at Amistad Park which include a restroom, playground, pavilion, corn hole pit, Ga Ga pit and basketball court. The Splash Pad’s normal operating hours will be daily from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. “Parks and park amenities bring people together and build community. Amistad Park splash pad will be another public gathering spot where people can recreate and get to know their neighbors.” said Blackburn.

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