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The Laurel Clark Memorial Fountain is a popular interactive water feature named for Navy captain and astronaut, Dr. Laurel Salton Clark. Laurel Clark called Racine her hometown, and the fountain is dedicated to her memory.
The fountain, also fondly called the "Splash Pad", is an interactive water feature that allows guests to cool off during hot summer months without fully immersing in a body of water. It is perfect for every member of your family. It is located at the bottom of Sam Johnson Parkway, close proximity to many amenities and local attractions. It is typically open the first Saturday in May, and remains open through the last weekend of September. Water is tested daily, and if not within requirements, it may be required to be shut off until water is back within required levels. Please check our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/RPRCS) for updates. Please follow the Splash Pad Rules listed below.
Fountain Location: Bottom of Sam Johnson Parkway
Hours of Operation: May - September
7 days a week
6 am - 8 pm
Staffed Thurs. - Sun. 11 am - 6pm
Amenities: Bath house (located northeast of the fountain) - opens in May
Street and off-street parking
Concession stand (a few yards away at the boat launch)
Local Attractions within walking distance: Downtown businesses and restaurants
Pershing Boat Launch
Pershing Skate Park
Smoke'd on the Water - concessions and live music
These rules are for your protection and the safe and sanitary operation of the Splash Pad. The Splash Pad water is chlorinated, and therefore unsafe for drinking. PH levels are tested daily.
Having fun and laughing are strongly encouraged.
The Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Department mission: to preserve our parks and open spaces and provide essential recreational programs and cultural services in a safe, professional, and friendly manner.
The department manages parks totaling over 1,100 acres, 5 community centers, and many other facilities to provide a wide variety of recreational opportunities.
Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services Department (PRCS)
City Hall Annex Building:
800 Center Street, Room 127
Racine, WI 53403
Office Hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:55 p.m. (Open Lunch Hour)
Monday - Friday
262-636-9131 - PHONE
262-636-9277 - FAX
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Payment Information: PRCS accepts Visa and Master Card, cash, and checks for all registrations and program payments.
WPRA tickets may only be purchased with Visa or Mastercard, or a cash payment.
Our Activities & Sports Hotline is a recorded message regarding cancellations for softball, volleyball, and basketball. The hotline number is: 637-7678 and is accessible 24 hours. Other league information is available by joining our Facebook groups.
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