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Greenwood’s new splash pad opens Monday

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Greenwood kids have a new place to cool off during these hot days of summer.

The grand opening for a new aquatic center was held Monday at Greenwood’s City Center Park.

The splash pad is the first phase of the $10 million water park project.

It features a geyser, arches and jet streams. There’s also a water tower, water frog and two misting posts.

The new water park replaces the Old Town Pool, which was torn down due to numerous safety issues.

“The kids are having a great time and enjoying it. The splash pad’s turned on. This is what it’s all about. It’s for the kids, it’s for the community,” said Rob Taggart, Executive Director of the Parks Department.

Crews also recently began construction on the park’s lazy river and water slide. The rest of the park will open next summer.