Amistad Splash Pad
Bay City Parks Recreation is excited to announce the GRAND OPENING of the Amistad Splash Pad on Friday, July 23rd at 10 a.m. The grand opening ceremony will be the public’s first opportunity to experience the splash pad. The ceremony will include a short speech, light refreshments and an opportunity to be the first to try out the many amenities.
Amistad Park is located at 1209 10th Street (corner of 10th St. and Ave. C). The 2,800 square foot splash pad is the latest amenity at the park and is a focal point of park outings this summer and early fall. Additional shade structures and tables will be installed later this summer. “We are very excited to give the residents of Bay City their first splash pad.” said Bay City Parks and Recreation Director Shawn Blackburn. “Splash pads allow everyone to have an interactive, safe, and fun aquatic experience.”
The splash pad features a series of nature themed spray features on a pond-like blue pad with cattails, reeds, a dragonfly and a happy frog with a wet greeting. The new splash pad fits in nicely with the other amenities at Amistad Park which include a restroom, playground, pavilion, corn hole pit, Ga Ga pit and basketball court. The Splash Pad’s normal operating hours will be daily from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. “Parks and park amenities bring people together and build community. Amistad Park splash pad will be another public gathering spot where people can recreate and get to know their neighbors.” said Blackburn.
Saturday, September 18th
Ramble out to the Sports Complex Pavilion at 2414 FM 3156 for an evening of games, food trucks and ROCK-N-ROLL music! Don’t forget to bring picnic blankets and/or chairs!
A local band favorite - Layla’s Anthem – will kick off the event at 6 p.m. the evening will be filled with a corn hole tournament ($30/team); Redneck Golf ($10/person); Toilet seat toss ($20/team); big hair ($5/person) and best mullet ($5/person) contest. Rules for the contests can be found at https://www.cityofbaycity.org/221/Events. The night ends with Lone Star Skynyrd – a Lynyrd Skynyrd Tribute band performing from 8 – 9:30 p.m.
You can register two ways for Corn Hole, Toilet Seat Toss, Redneck Golf, Big Hair or the Best Mullet:
- In person at Bay City Parks Administration, 1209 10th Street, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. until October 22nd.
- Register on-line at https://cityofbaycity.org. Go to the Parks and Recreation page and click on register.
- Riverside Park, 7330 FM 2668, Monday - Sunday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. until 5 p.m. on the day of registration.
For more information on, to sponsor the event, or be a food vendor contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (979) 323-1660 or visit us on the web at www.cityofbaycity.org.
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