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Splash Pad Closed For Repairs As Temperatures Soar

WILKES-BARRE — City officials told Newswatch 16 that the splash pad is turned off at Coal Street Park until repairs are made to a malfunctioning timer.

Kids who were looking to cool off at the popular park said they were disappointed to see the bone-dry concrete.

“I was pretty upset, because I was in the mood to play in there because it was really hot today,” said Emily Hurrey.

Yvonne Collins said her children were upset because public pools in the Wyoming Valley area are a rarity.

“They came with their swimsuit and trunks on. They were ready to get in the water,” said Collins. “I guess they`ll be sitting in the sun today and playing on the playground.”

The splash pad was plagued with problems last year, which kept the attraction closed for several weeks.

City officials said the replacement equipment has been ordered and the splash pad should be turned back on in a few days.

1 Comment

  • Dhuffi Bhimimi

    Thats bad news, but the kids are better off anyhow. Splash pad in that neighborhood probably loaded with urine, syringes, smashed liquor bottles and used up access cards.

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