GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Fans of the Main Street splash pad will need to re-locate this summer, as the City of Grand Junction is now providing an alternative to the downtown oasis.
The Lincoln Park splash pad is now free of charge to the public, which the City hopes will allow the Downtown splash pad to return to its original intended use as a water feature.
The overburdening demand placed on Main Street by the popular pad made it clear that Grand Junction needed greater access to water recreational facilities. Opening the Lincoln Park pad for free increases access while improving safety as well, since the Downtown pad was never intended for prolonged interaction.
“The original intention for the splash pad on Main Street was to provide an attractive water feature for Downtown with limited interactive use," says Harry Weiss, Director of the DDA. "It has become a very intensively used, recreational water feature better suited to a traditional park location."
That 'traditional park location' will be Lincoln Park, and will remain open from 10:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. for the remainder of the season.