Water gun stations, fountains and spouts, bucket-dumping stations and colourful mist-spraying rainbows are all features that delight children at two splash pads in the city. The parks operate during the summer months, opening the day after school ends and closing with the beginning of school in September (June 24 until September 5, 2016). The splash pads operate daily from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. Rainbow Park Splash Pad
, located in the South End’s Lower Cove Loop, opened in June 2011, with its official launch in July by the
City of Saint John and community stakeholders P.U.L.S.E., the Boys &
Girls Club and the South End Community Centre. Rainbow Park Splash Pad doubles as a skating surface in the winter months.
The $1.2 million
dollar project of the Rainbow Park development also includes a
garden shed for the community garden, removal of rusted fencing around
the tennis courts, and an upgraded basketball court.
The Flemming Court Splash Pad, located in the North End's Crescent Valley, opened in July 2011. Flemming Court Park started as a dream of the teens in Crescent Valley who wanted a safe, fun place for children to play. A new playground was opened in 2015 and further landscaping is also part of the development plan.