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Water fun coming to park
Travis Day of Day and Son Inc., one of the contractors, gets doused with water during recent testing of the new splash pad at the Muscatatuck Park. “The Days went above and beyond,” park director Greg Martin said of the contractor. “They are the best people to work with ever.”—Submitted Photo
Travis Day of Day and Son Inc., one of the contractors, gets doused with water during recent testing of the new splash pad at the Muscatatuck Park. “The Days went above and beyond,” park director Greg Martin said of the contractor. “They are the best people to work with ever.”—Submitted Photo
There may not be a public pool to swim in this summer at the North Vernon City Park, but a new splash pad at the nearby Muscatatuck Park will soon provide some water fun for youth and even adults in the area - and hopefully in time for the hottest days of summer.

According to Greg Martin, Jennings County Parks and Recreation Department, the Musca­tatuck Park is preparing to open the splash pad that is adjacent to the park's playground within the next few weeks.

"The splash pad is extremely close to being completed, but we can't open it until it has passed (state) inspection," Mar­tin explained. "There have been a few delays during installment due to regulations, but other than that the construction process has been smooth sailing."

Ironically, the delay is a blessing of sorts.

"The delay will allow the grass to grow so the ground around the splash pad won't be so muddy when it first opens," Mar­tin said.

The park began installation of the pad last spring. Martin noted that some kind of water-based attraction had been in the master plan for the park for the last 20 years, but it took the Jennings County Community Foundation to bring up the idea of a splash pad in 2017 to get the ball rolling again.


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Youth hoopsters work at 'Getting Better'

For the last four weeks, dozens of girls from the area have been working to "Get Better" in the sport of basketball.


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• Vallonia Nursery plants 'Anne Frank sapling' at United Nations
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• JC's Mahoney signs with IU Southeast
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