In response to the excessive heat wave expected this week, Mayor Eddie Morán has ordered all city splash pads to remain open.
The splash pads located in various parks throughout the city were originally slated to close after the Labor Day holiday but now will remain open to provide children with relief from the heat through this extended time of high temperatures and humidity.
Mayor Moran decided to extend the splash pad season to provide families with a fun, free way to enjoy the last few days of summer and give some relief from the high temps expected.
The playground locations equipped with splash pads will maintain their regular hours of operation: 11th & Pike Playground, open from 10am to 7pm. Pendora Park, open from 10am to 7pm. City Park, open from 10am to 7pm.
During this heat wave, the City of Reading recommends that residents take precautionary measures such as: drinking plenty of fluids, staying in an air-conditioned place as much as possible, wearing lightweight/loose clothing and limiting outdoor activity when possible.