Tucson is welcoming a new splash pad to a local southwest-side park this week.
The Warden Family Splash Pad officially opens Saturday, July 28 with a 10 a.m. dedication ceremony to kick off the morning. The new splash pad will be home to Winston Reynolds-Manzanita Park, 5110 S. San Joaquin Avenue.
The splash pad is sure to excite the kiddos. It's complete with water cannons, snake sprays, and a 20-foot high "Big Tsunami" water bucket.
The $750,000 project was funded by 1997 and 2004 general obligation bonds, departmental funding, and a $200,000 donation from Chandler Warden, who the splash pad is named after. Warden oversees the work of his family's organization, the Bert W. Martin Foundation, a news release from the Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department said.
"The Warden Family Splash Pad is a wonderful addition to Winston Reynolds-Manzanita Park, and we are grateful for the Warden Family’s generous contribution that helped make this bond-funded splash pad a reality," Supervisor Richard Elías said in the release.