Parks & Recreation Helps to Combat Heat
(Fayetteville, N.C.) — With the increase in temperature, Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks & Recreation has decided to extend its Splash Pad operations until 7 p.m. beginning Thursday, May 30. Originally open until 6 p.m., the Splash Pads are expected to see an uptick in use during the heat wave.
Splash Pad hours will be Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday from 2-7 p.m. through Sept. 1. This change will be in effect for all currently operational Splash Pads at Kiwanis, Massey Hill, Myers, Spivey, Eastover and Wade. Splash Pads are free to use and all ages are admitted at the facilities.
Additionally, residents can cool off at Chalmers Pool, located adjacent to Smith Recreation Center and across from Fayetteville State University on Langdon Street; the Keith A. Bates, Sr. Pool, located at College Lakes Recreation Center; and the Westover Aquatic Center at Westover Recreation Center. Pools are open Tuesday-Sunday from 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Cost for public swim is $1 for residents ages 12 and under and $2 for non-residents 12 and under; $2 for residents ages 13+ and $4 for non-residents ages 13+.
Recreation centers offer a reprieve from the heat, as well, featuring air condition and public facilities. Fayetteville-Cumberland Recreation Centers operate at different times, so residents should call their nearest recreation center or log onto www.fcpr.us for hours.