James Archer Smith Park’s Splash Pad Now Open to Public

By Alyna Bello….

James Archer Smith Park Splash Pad

On Wednesday, September 1, 2010, the City of Homestead’s Parks and Recreation reopened the popular splash pad amenity at James Archer Smith Park located at 300 N.W. 12th Street, Homestead, FL 33030. For the past year the water park feature has been undergoing renovations to upgrade the structure and meet new state standards. The splash pad is made up of several ground nozzles that spray water upwards onto the deck, creating a fun play area with no standing water.

James Archer Smith Park was officially opened last summer and offers multiple amenities to park patrons. Some of the amenities include a wider walking trail with updated exercise stations, a playground section, pavilions, benches, and two dog park areas. The park was named after longtime, distinguished Homestead resident, Dr. James Archer Smith who dedicated over 50 years of service to the Homestead community.

The new hours of operations for the splash pad will be weekdays from 4 p.m. to sunset and holiday and weekend hours will be from 10 a.m. to sunset. The splash pad is free for all patrons. For the safety and well-being of all guests, there are certain rules and regulations that must be followed when using the splash pad. No animals, food, or glass will be allowed on the deck or the splash pad. Only 10 guests will be allowed at one time on the splash pad and must be wearing bathing suit attire. If you have any further questions or comments, please call City of Homestead’s Parks and Recreation at 305-224-4842.

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