The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department has expanded splash pad hours.
The free splash pads will be open 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. beginning Thursday. Robert E. Meyers Park at Parkview Field will continue to be open to the public 9 a.m.-11 p.m. on days without scheduled events. The parks department and City Utilities will monitor water usage to adjust the schedule if needed.
Splash pads are touch activated to optimize water use. If the splash pad is not in use, the water will not turn on or remain on. To turn the water on, look for a pole, about 3 feet tall, with a plastic dome top. Place your hands on the dome for a few seconds. The water will appear shortly and run for several minutes. The splash pad at Robert E. Meyers Park is foot activated.