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Thursday, June 5, 2014

New Haven splash pads open this weekend

NEW HAVEN >> City officials Thursday announced the seasonal reopening of splash pads in public parks will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday,

Rebecca Bombero, acting director of the city’s Parks, Recreation, and Trees Department, said in the release that the splash pads will be open for daily use beginning this weekend until 8 p.m.

Splash pads are located at South Genesee Park, View Street Park, Edgewood Park, Kensington Street, Ann Street, Trowbridge Square Park, Galvin Park, Lighthouse Point Park, Scantlebury Park and at the Lincoln Basset School, Bombero said, also in the release.

There also will be open swim sessions during the month of June at two locations in the city. At the John Martinez School, open swims will be held on Wednesdays from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hillhouse School will also host open swims on Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

With spring temperatures already beginning to rise, New Haven residence and visitors are invited to enjoy these facilities during their open hours, Bombero said in the release.
Residents are also reminded that slots are still open at 26 summer camps, including new, half day programs immediately following summer school. For more information, residents can visit the parks website at


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