SARATOGA SPRINGS — Saratoga Springs Public Works Commissioner Anthony “Skip” Scirocco announced Thursday that the city-owned splash pads, located at the Vanderbilt Avenue recreation center and Geyser recreation fields, are open for public use.
With the region experiencing high temperatures, Scirocco said the pads can be opened while maintaining protections against spread of coronavirus.
“DPW has prepped the pads for summer usage, reviewed the [Centers for Disease Control] COVID-19 guidance and protocols, and will start their operation effective today, Thursday, June 18,” he said Thursday morning.
Following all guidance for social distancing is required while using the splash pads, and additional cleaning protocols will be implemented by DPW staff, Scirocco said. Residents who are sick or have COVID-19 symptoms should not use the splash pad.
“These pads offer relief from rising temperatures to residents and their families and it’s a great outdoors activity where social distancing is possible and safe,” he said.
The East and West Side Recreation splash pads will remain closed due to construction by the Saratoga Springs School District. Reopening of these splash pads is dependent upon approval by the district, Scirocco said.
Residents with questions can contact DPW dispatch at 518-584-3356.