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New splash pad opens in Hephzibah

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HEPHZIBAH – The City of Augusta Park and Recreation Department cut the ribbon for the new splash pad at the grand opening on Friday, July 1.

The new splash pad is located at McBean Community Center, 1155 Hephzibah-McBean Rd., Hephzibah.

“This splash pad is something that has been a long time in the making, and we’re just glad to finally see it here,” Augusta District 8 Commissioner Brandon Garrett said during the ceremony.

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Hephzibah’s new splash pad was a SPLOST 7 project, and the City of Augusta invested more than $119,000 for the purchase and installation.

Maurice McDowell, Director of Parks and Recreation in Augusta, said this was much needed for the Hephzibah area.

Ribbon cutting for the new splash pad in Hephzibah. Photo by Chris Rickerson

“Much of our aquatic features are in the urban corridor, so we saw a unique opportunity to put some out in a rural area,” McDowell said. “This also helps in terms of operation. There is not a lifeguard needed to man these.”

Many families and children went to the grand opening event and enjoyed water on the hot summer day.

“There is just not a lot of things like this in the area and I think it is just going to open a lot more opportunity for recreation,” said Candace Garrett, a mother attending the event. “Anything to get the kids outside, and this gives them the ability to come and cool off.”

The splash pad will be open to the public Monday through Sunday between noon and 6:00 p.m. Admission is free to the public.

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