A state-of-the-art splash pad came to life last Thursday at Carver Recreation Center to the delight of area children who romped through the 24 standing and ground features following a formal dedication.
Carver’s new attraction officially opened to the public at 10 a.m. last Friday. The splash pad will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week through Labor Day. The 3,800-square-foot splash pad is located at 322 W. Watauga Ave. on Carver’s east side in a green space between the pavilion and West Market Street.
“One of the very first conversations that I had with Carver Supervisor Herb Greenlee when I became director was the need for a new playground and a splash pad,” said Johnson City Parks and Recreation Director James Ellis.
The playground became a reality in 2018 when the City of Johnson City was awarded a $200,000 grant. The City of Johnson City matched that amount to help fund the $400,000 splash pad.