City Park all abilities playground and splash pad opens in Reading

Reading Mayor Eddie Morán hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday morning celebrating the dedication of the new City Park all abilities playground and splash pad.

Located in the Northwest corner of the park near North 11th & Walnut Streets, the renovations include a new paved walking path, ADA accessibility, spray park, and additional benches and trash cans.

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“Today we have the good fortune to be able to dedicate and open for service our most recent playground here at City Park. This project includes a newly constructed splash pad and all abilities playground feature which was fully funded at a cost of over $900,000 with Community Development Block Grant funding” said Moran.

The splash pad is open from 10am to 7pm, operated by a push-to-start button, which is set to a timer that automatically turns the water off after a set period of time.

“We have worked tirelessly to bring this project to life. The expertise and hard work has transformed our vision into a reality” said Moran.

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Splash pad features include 11 foot tall cattails, mushroom nozzle sprayers, along with a box turtle and frog fountain.

The new playground area features a quiet seating area, music station with congas, chimes and xylophone, Alex’s Lemonade Stand, language panels, rock climbing steps, and surface spinner.

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