After getting a makeover that includes new textured paint to prevent slipping, the splash pad in Portland's Deering Oaks Park is now open to cool off your kids after school today, and for the rest of the summer! Portland has many playgrounds for kids to enjoy when school gets out and they need to release some energy.


There are splash pads at Deering Oaks, Peppermint Park on the corner of Smith St. and Cumberland Ave., Stone St. splash pad on Oxford St,. and at Payson Park on Baxter Boulevard. These splash pads are open from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. all week. There is also a splash pad at the Kiwanis pool on Douglas St.. They have different hours, so check their website.

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Keep cool this summer and enjoy some free refreshment at your local park.