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7/29/2020 - Mayor Ganim, City of Bridgeport Announces Opening of Five Splash Pads to Cool Off Residents During Heat Wave


Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
Bridgeport, CT

For Immediate Release                                                                            
July, 29 2020                                                               


MAYOR GANIM, CITY OF BRIDGEPORT ANNOUNCES OPENING OF FIVE SPLASH PADS TO COOL OFF RESIDENTS DURING HEAT WAVE


BRIDGEPORT, CT – Mayor Ganim announces that five splash pads throughout the City of Bridgeport will open to Bridgeport residents on July 30th, 2020. In collaboration with the Health Department, the Parks Department will facilitate the partial reopening of this summer city amenity to keep residents cool during high temperatures. COVID-19 safety protocol as recommended by the CDC and state guidelines must be followed and will be provided by on-site staff and signage. 

Mayor Ganim stated, “We’ve been pushing to reopen at least one splash pad location at each end of the City. Along with the distribution of water bottles to pedestrians and our homeless population, these efforts will provide residents the opportunity to cool off, stay hydrated, remain vigilant against the spread of COVID, and have a little fun with the kids.”

Five splash pads locations, open to public daily from 10am–6pm: 

Beardsley Park Splash Pad                 1875 Noble Avenue (Upper East Side)
Newfield-Jessup Park Splash Pad      104 Eagle Street (East End) 
Puglio Park Splash Pad                      3531 Madison Avenue (North End)
Seaside Park Splash Pad                     West Beach, 1 Barnum Dyke (South End)
Went Field Splash Pad                       401 Hanover Street (West Side)

For more information, visit bridgeportct.gov/SplashPads. 

Splash Pad Safety Guidelines 
Capacity limit varies per location
Face covering not required in Splash Pad
Interval of 20 minutes or less in water
Adult visitors required to wear face coverings and maintain 6ft distance in designated area
Use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving splash pad 
Properly dispose of face coverings in the garbage 

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