City Announces Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening of Splash Pad


CONTACT: Teresa Lee, or (334) 595-0102

Monday, June 17, 2013

We are proud to announce that City officials will cut the ribbon on the splash pad in Pratt Park on July 2nd after the City Council meeting concludes that evening.

"Cutting the ribbon on the 2nd of July will allow us to get the formal ceremony out of the way and have the splash pad open for the 4th of July," stated Mayor Bill Gillespie, Jr. "This is a momentous occasion for our entire community. It wouldn't have been possible without their participation and dedication during last year's grant contest."

The splash pad will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 4th, 2013 during the day's events. We must close it at 3 p.m. to clear Pratt Park so that everything can be assembled safely for the evening's fireworks extravaganza at Stanley-Jensen Stadium. Gates open at 6 p.m. The patriotic program begins at 7 p.m. and the fireworks show will commence at dark.

Beginning on July 5th, normal seasonal hours for the Pratt Park Splash Pad will be 8 a.m. to sunset and admission is free to the public. Please keep food and drinks outside of the gates of the splash pad, preferably in the pavilion. There is absolutely no glass allowed inside the splash pad area.

Ribbon Cutting
July 2nd, at the conclusion of the City Council Meeting
At the Splash Pad in Pratt Park

Grand Opening
July 4th, 10am


The splash pad project was funded by winning the Coca-Cola Live Positively "America is Your Park" $100,000 grant during the summer of 2012. Pratt Park also won the title of "America's Favorite Park." The City of Prattville was also awarded a $42,000 grant by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management to pay for the recycled rubber surface. The Autauga County Fair Association donated $10,000, which paid for most of the fencing. City crews are presently attending to the landscaping and will install the fencing themselves.