The fire hydrants are not broken at Assabet Park. If you've noticed kids hopping around madly in sprays and whirls of water, that's because the popular Splash Pad is now officially open.
Located in Assabet Park and maintained by the Northborough Recreation Department, the Splash Pad is one of the most popular spots in town for toddlers and preschoolers.
Roughly the same dimensions as a basketball court, it offers several different water features such as bubblers, misters and geysers to delight babies to preschool-aged kids. As it is on an asphalt surface, the Rec. Department recommends water shoes to protect sensitive toes.
Bring your beach chair and a picnic lunch and enjoy the day while your little ones run and play in the water!
The Splash Pad is open to the public for no charge, as it is no longer monitored by Recreation staff.
The Splash Pad will not be open in inclement weather. Don’t forget the water toys!
The Splash Pad is open through Sept. 3 on weekdays from noon to 6 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.