The Knox County Parks and Recreation Department will open its splash pads for the 2021 season on Saturday, May 1.


The splash pads are automated water playgrounds for kids of all ages and free and open to the public. The county has splash pads located at three parks: Carl Cowan (10058 S Northshore Drive), New Harvest (4775 New Harvest Lane) and Powell Station Park (2318 W Emory Road).


“Knox County is fortunate to have attractions like this in our parks,” said Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs. “They provide a great space for families to gather and are a unique experience for kids of all ages.”


The splash pads are open daily—weather permitting—from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. beginning May 8 through Sept. 12 although they could stay open later if the weather is still warm.