Nelson Splash Park opens Saturday
By Jeff White, Recreation/Senior Services Administrator
ABILENE, Texas –Nelson Splash Park will open this Saturday, April 20. Nelson Splash is free to the public and operates seasonally from sun up to sun down seven days a week. Nelson Splash is located in Nelson Park next to the Abilene Zoo, Camp Barkeley Dog Park, Nelson Lake, Fort Imagination playground and Nelson Park softball fields. The 3,000 square foot splash park has 26 water features and areas for both younger and older children. The water features are triggered by sensors which are activated by tapping the hand at the main entrance. Nelson Splash also has shaded picnic tables, water fountain, and restroom facilities. Open flame barbeque pits are not allowed within 100 feet of Nelson Splash. For more information about the City of Abilene’s parks system, visit http://www.abilenetx.com/Parks/index.htm.