Sackville(Kinsmen Park) Splash Pad
The Kinsmen Club of Sackville is proud to announce a new project for the community...the Kinsmen Park Splash Pad (Sackville NS) A splash pad is an area for water play that has no standing water. This is said to eliminate the need for lifeguards or other supervision, as there is practically no risk of drowning. Splash pads have been around in the commercial industry for decades. Typically there are ground nozzles that spray water upwards out of the splash pad's raindeck. There are also other water features such as a rainbow (semicircular pipe shower), a mushroom shower, or a tree shower. The showers and ground nozzles are often controlled by a motion sensor, to run for limited time. Typically the water is either freshwater, or recycled and treated water, that is typically treated to at least the same level of quality as swimming pool water standards. Many splash pads are designed to appeal to young children, but a more recent trend has been to design similar spaces that include more sophisticated aquatic play features that appeal to adults as well. More generally, these urban beaches (urbeaches), each form an urban oasis designed so that waterplay is among one of its various usages. Although not limited to waterplay, an urbeach is multi-purpose. Many splash pads have some features such as fine mist, that are designed to be moderate enough for children. Other splash fountains are designed for adults, e.g. for joggers or concert goers to cool off in. So support your local Kinsmen Club, and let your local government representatives know that you believe and stand behind Splash Pad.