With the weather we've been finally getting, there's a good chance you've heard your kids ask this question - "Is the Splash Pad open yet?"

The Splash Pad is located at Donovan Park on Elm Street in Chadwicks, just off the Chadwicks exit on Route 8. The park is part of the Town of New Hartford, and is meticulously maintained. It provides for lots of exciting water fun for the little ones in a safe environment.

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Donovan Park Splash Pad is scheduled to open July 1, 2017. But we think last year it might have opened a couple days early. Check out the New Hartford Parks & Rec Facebook page to find out more about programs that are available throughout the town's park system. Daily admission to the Splash Pad is just $2 and is open to both New Hartford residents and non-residents.

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This park has lots to offer. Bring a picnic lunch and let the kids dry off on the playground. Or bring some charcoal and grill up some burgers and hot dogs. And at $2 for Splash Pad admission, this is the perfect summer distraction for your little ones.

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What other nearly free stuff do you like to do with your kids in the summer?


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