With record heat over the weekend and more to come, Macon residents now have another way to cool off in downtown.
The splash pad at Daisy Park, located along Orange and Forsyth streets near the Medical Center, Navicent Health, officially opened June 16.
Health department employees recently certified the water feature after an inspection, said Robert Walker, a Macon-Bibb County Parks and Recreation Department community center manager.
Walker said some people may have already thought the splash pad was open, but they’d been using it before the inspection by turning it on themselves.
The park underwent a major overhaul thanks to more than $100,000 in funding from a Knight Neighborhood Challenge grant and another $38,650 outlay from the recreation department.
The park also includes a refurbished basketball court, bike racks and more.
The new splash pad, along with the other new features, are just the first round of upgrades for the Triple Triangle Parks Master Plan, which will include Tower and High Street parks.