A technical issue with the computer system that will operate the new splash pad at Kiwanis Family Park means the opening – previously announced for Saturday – will be delayed.

“It’s unfortunate and we regret the disappointment created by the delay, but we cannot operate the splash pad safely without the computer system in working order,” said Don Reuter, Sanford’s parks administrator.

A press release from the city says the splash pad will be open “as soon as possible” and that signs will be posted to make visitors aware of the delay. You can, however, sign up for email or text notifications about the opening by subscribing “receive Sanford Parks alerts” at www.sanfordnc.net/alerts.

The inclusive playground at Kiwanis Family Park will be open on its regular schedule of sunrise to sundown.

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