Highland Village Wading Pool Won’t Open This Year – Cross Timbers Gazette | Denton County South | mound of flowers

The paddling pool’s liner has reached its useful life and is deteriorating and pulling away from the concrete, posing a safety concern, according to a press release from the Town of Highland Village. City staff attempted to extend the life of the splash ramp by repairing and sealing and had secured the replacement during this fiscal year before the summer season. Surface is a petroleum-based product and the manufacturer has informed staff that they are experiencing a backlog due to COVID-19, supply chain issues and shutdowns from the 2021 Winter Storm Uri. Product delivery and installation is not known, but the projections provided by the manufacturer are towards the end of the summer season. To ensure safety and help residents plan accordingly, the city has decided to close the wading pool for the 2022 summer season.

“I know it’s a popular park and everyone loves the wading pool,” Mayor Charlotte Wilcox said. “If the coating product arrives in time, the staff will of course work to install it and open the paddling pool for the season. While we all wish we could open the paddling pool, closing it for the season and communicating it to our community will help everyone better plan their summer outings and events.

When the new liner is installed, a fence will be placed around the splash protection area in an effort to protect the new surface and keep it splash-only, according to the city. Based on the manufacturer’s projections, all expectations are that the splash guard will be installed and the equipment will be ready for public use for the 2023 season.

Meanwhile, at Flower Mound, the Heritage Springs Splash Pad at Heritage Park, 600 Spinks Roadwill be open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday through September 30, according to a spokesperson for the town of Flower Mound. Click here for more information.

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