Laurel Clark Fountain (Splashpad)
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
8 am - 8 pm
Staffed Thurs. - Sun. 11 am - 6pm
Amenities: Bath house (located northeast of the fountain) - closes October 1st!
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
Splash Pad Rules
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.
- Do not enter the Splash Pad if you have a communicable disease or an open cut.
- Shower before entering the splashpad.
- Do not bring food, drink, gum, glass, or street shoes into the Splash Pad.
- No animals allowed within the Splash Pad.
- No roughhousing or violent play
- Do not drink the water.
- Diaper changing is not allowed on the Splash Pad area.
- No skateboards, rollerblades, bicycles, scooters, etc. or other wheeled toys are allowed on the Splash Pad.
- The maximum number of individuals allowed in Splash Pad is 130.
- Children should be supervised by a responsible adult.
Having fun and laughing are strongly encouraged.