The public joined in festivities on Saturday, July 22 when Mayor John B. O’Reilly Jr. took part in the grand opening of the city’s newest outdoor aquatic facility, a splash pad at Whitmore-Bolles Park.

The day’s events included a ribbon-cutting ceremony, as well as crafts for children, giveaways, refreshments and music.

The Whitmore-Bolles splash pad was funded, in part, by a pair of Wayne County Parks Millage Allocation Grants—the first for $218,400 in fiscal year 2015 and the second for another $31,627 in fiscal year 2016—secured with the help of Wayne County Commissioner Gary Woronchak.

The City of Dearborn furnished the remaining portion of the $281,600 project budget, which also included the construction of a stand-alone comfort station.

The Whitmore-Bolles splash pad is the third built in Dearborn in the last few years. The two others are at Hemlock and Crowley parks.
All three splash pads feature action-automated nozzles and water dispensers, offering relief from the summer heat daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting.

Admission to the splash pads is free and seasonal swim tags are not required.
For further information, call (313) 943-2350.


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