The splash pad craze has hit Lake County, and no one is complaining. After the success of Tavares’ seaplane-themed splash pad, which opened in 2009, cities all over Lake County have added similar features to their improvement projects.
With half the liabilities and maintenance work it would take to run a city pool, splash pads have a lasting benefit that make the fad worth the investment. In August, the Venetian Isles Apartments were demolished to make way for improvements, and in December, the city confirmed plans to bring a splash pad to Venetian Gardens.
All systems are go for project splash pad, strategically tucked in near Roger’s Park. The new attraction will come with other lovely features: a new covered seating area for parents, a Kids’ Korner playground, a new pavilion, and additions and renovations to parking and bathrooms.