Jacksonville Splash Pad helping community during extreme heat

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Another hot day means finding new ways to cool off.

In Jacksonville, that means heading over to the Splash Pad located at the Jack Amyette Rec Center. The Splash Pad has nozzles of different shapes and sizes, which spray and pour water, as well as sprinklers that shoot water upward.

Erica Fountain, a native of Richlands, brought her three kids there for the first time.

“We’re cooling off and letting them get outside and have some fun instead of sitting in the house all day,” said Fountain.

The Splash Pad is free to the public.

The city hopes to install more pads in other parts of Jacksonville.

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