(BLOOMINGTON) – The spray pad at Switchyard Park will be closed to visitors today, July 20, and Tuesday, July 21 so that finishing touches may be applied to the facility’s decorative pavers.
The spray pad will re-open to the public Wednesday, July 23.
The Parks and Recreation Department apologizes for the inconvenience.
Located in the central “platform” area near the Pavilion at Switchyard Park, 1601 South Rogers Street, the spray pad opened June 30, and operates daily from 10 a.m. through 8 p.m., weather permitting. In keeping with current public health guidelines, maximum occupancy of no more than 50 people at any one time is in place at the spray pad, along with recommended physical distancing and other COVID-19 prevention measures. There is no fee to use the spray pad.
A system of nearly 90 nozzles and misters that spray water into the air, the spray pad is an accessible facility that gives visitors of all abilities an opportunity to interact with the water, which is treated in a closed, chlorinated system similar to those used for swimming pools. Benches on each side of the spray pad provide convenient seating. There are all-gender restrooms/changing rooms in a building immediately north of the spray pad.