Til Taylor splash pad opens Saturday

By on Friday, August 13th, 2021 in Columbia Basin News More Top Stories

The splash pad in Til Taylor Park will be open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. The water control system automatically shuts down during the hours it is closed.

(News release from Pendleton Parks and Recreation)

The Pendleton Parks and Recreation Department has opened the new splash pad and playground at Til Taylor Park to the public.  Parks and Recreation Director Liam Hughes states, “City staff and contractors have been working exceptionally hard to get the park open to the public as soon as possible. There is still some work to be done, but since the playground and splash pad are now complete, we have made the decision to open those so the kids can enjoy the play areas while we continue to work on the rest of the park.”

People arriving at the park will notice construction fencing still in place, separating the playground from areas currently under construction. The entrance to the playground will be temporarily limited to the 8th street side of the park, while 7th street is under construction. The Parks and Recreation Department is asking parents to closely supervise their children and not allow them to manipulate fencing or access any active construction areas for their safety.

Parks Supervisor Todd Kligel adds, “We made the decision to erect temporary fencing so that the kids could get a chance to enjoy the park while the weather is still hot. We will continue to work on what we can around the playground, and we will come finish the rest once we shut the water off in the fall.”

The Pendleton Public Works Department is currently rebuilding 7th street adjacent to the park. The project will include additional parking spaces to service the park. In the meantime parking is available on the 8th street side, and surrounding streets but patrons are asked to not take up church parking spots on Sundays, and be respectful of area businesses and residences.