Splash pad opens at Mohawk River Park

July 16, 2018 07:06 PM

It's been in the works for over a year but on Monday, Colonie town officials officially declared the Mohawk River Park splash pad open for play.

The splash pad is the latest improvement to the park. The town's two pools recently received new liners. The splash pad hopes to attract and keep the younger residents cool.

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"It's super fun. Something a little different from the pool. We've gone to some different towns locally looking for splash pads and things, but this is perfect," said Laura Salinetti, a mother from Niskayuna.

"I think it's an awesome option, because sometimes kids get worn out in the pool and maybe the parent doesn't want to be in the pool with the kids so it's great that they can come and sit on the bench and watch them, you know, toddle around," said Latham resident Maria Drew.

The project cost the town about $900,000. They had hoped to have it open in June, but Town Supervisor Paula Mahan says the landscape of the area caused some minor setbacks. 

The water runs on a continuous loop and is filtered through an extensive filtration system. Park employees will check the water quality once an hour to make sure it is safe for the kids.

The splash pad will be open daily, but is only for Colonie residents. 


Jacquie Slater

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