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MILFORD Splash pad hits a home run, city officials say

July 13, 2018

MILFORD — By all accounts, the city has hit a home run with its new splash pad in Eisenhower Park, as kids have been heard squealing with delight over the soggy new facility which opened on the Fourth of July.

The new splash pad was part of a $1 million improvement push at the park that included eight new pickleball courts. City officials decided to use fresh rather than recycled water for the splash pad, and soon, the waste water from the splash pad will be used to irrigate the Orchards Municipal Golf Course across the street.

“It’s a big hit — kids love it,” said Recreation Director Paul Piscitelli.

The splash pad is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and it’s unsupervised so parents and children must use it at their own risk. The facility closes when there’s a threat of lightning.

Children under 7 years old must have adult supervision. Toddlers must wear swim diapers.

Toys are not permitted and strollers, skateboards and most other wheeled devices are prohibited. Also prohibited are street shoes.

The Recreation Department doesn’t allow food, drinks, bottles, gum or glass in the splash pad area, and pets are not permitted either.

Eisenhower Park is located at 780 North Street in Milford.

jburgeson@ctpost.com

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