Jul. 22—SCRANTON — The city's first splash pad at Novembrino Park in West Scranton will open Friday, Mayor Paige Gebhardt Cognetti said.
A $1.2 million renovation of the park on 10th Avenue at Washburn Street, which has been closed for about a decade, removed two old pools, renovated two old buildings, and installed a splash pad water feature.
"We're so excited to finally be able to open this," Cognetti said.
The idea for a splash pad to replace the two defunct pools goes back many years and the project in all of its various phases spanned several mayors, said project manager and landscape architect Tom McLane. Construction had been under way before the COVID-19 pandemic caused a pause.
The city just got water-testing approval from the state Department of Health, officials said.
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