INDIAN TRAIL – Grab a towel, because the Crooked Creek Park Splashpad is open.
The splashpad is open seven days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Crooked Creek Park, 5900 Oakwood Lane.
The 2,464-square-foot splashpad includes eight above-ground water features, seven in-ground sprayers and interactive elements. Visitors should press the button on top of the blue pillar to trigger the water if it is not on.
“This feature will allow kids of all ages to enjoy the park in a brand new way,” said Jay Tryon, director of parks and recreation. “Water play is not only incredibly fun for a small child, but it also enhances a child’s physical, cognitive and social skills.”
Tryon’s department bought a water-proof wheelchair that will be available to the public for reservation. Those interested will need to contact the department at 704-821-8114 ahead of their visit.
Indian Trail recently received a Parks and Recreation Trust Fund, or PARTF, grant from North Carolina State Parks to support the construction of the splashpad and other projects at the park.
It is the fifth grant Indian Trail has received for its parks. The town is pursuing a sixth grant.
“The parks and recreation industry is very fortunate in that there are a number of grant programs available to help further the mission of getting our communities outside and more active,” Tryon said. “And we are very aggressive in pursuing those types of programs in Indian Trail in order to provide as many amenities and options for our residents as possible while being conscious of the importance of spending their tax dollars wisely and efficiently.”