Nelson Park splash pad reopens after closure due to power surge


ABILENE, Texas - The city of Abilene announced Friday afternoon that the splash pads at Nelson Park have been reopened.

The park's splash pad was closed on Wednesday for repairs after a power surge damaged some equipment.

While the inch-and-a-half of rain that Abilene received in the past 24 hours makes it doubtful that many will show up to take advantage of the reopening Friday, clear skies are expected for Saturday afternoon.

The city has other splash pads at Stevenson and Scarborough parks.

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The splash pad at Nelson Park is temporarily closed in the wake of a power surge damaging what city officials say is "key equipment."

An effort is underway to repair the equipment at the location off of E.S. 11th and near Loop 322.

The city says a specific timeline isn't known but hopes the closure won't last more than a week.

Until it is fixed, guests are being urged to use the splash pads at Stevenson and Scarborough parks.

"Please visit the My Abilene Parks and Recreation Facebook page for updates and reopening times or email us at," a city news release said Wednesday.

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