SAGINAW, MI — Just as the week’s temperatures are predicted to top the 70-degree mark, Saginaw staff will turn on the water at the Frank N. Andersen Celebration Park splash park.
The Saginaw-operated playscape, on Fordney near the Rust Avenue intersection, will open for the summer season Saturday, May 27, with daily hours scheduled from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
As was the case last year, low volunteer staffing levels will mean restrooms and changing areas at the park will not open, officials said. Portable toilets will be on site, however.
“We did not want to delay the opening, so we had to make a few adjustments to our operations,” Phil Karwat, Saginaw City Hall’s director of Public Services, said in a statement. “We hope all our residents and guests will enjoy a safe, entertaining experience this summer.”
The opening comes on the heels of a cool May week, where daytime temperatures stayed largely below 60 degrees. That changes this weekend, according to AccuWeather forecasts. Temperatures will remain above 70 degrees before topping the 80-degrees mark Monday, May 29.
The city opened the splash pad in 2010 at the site where residents once flocked to a water slide and wave pool beginning in the 1990s.
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