The Splash will remain Closed for the 2020 Season
As COVID-19 continues to evolve and change the way we go about everyday life, the City of Sherman Parks and Recreation has been faced with making tough decisions about an uncertain future. Most recently, we have discussed the 2020 opening of The Splash. Throughout the pool conversations, we have discussed topics involving public health, requirements for social distancing, adequate staffing, financial impacts, and the safety of pool users and staff. We have been working the past several weeks to determine a viable plan that would allow us to open the pool while implementing social distancing guidelines and ensure patron safety. Unfortunately, we were unsuccessful in finding a suitable plan that we were comfortable with, resulting in the decision to keep The Splash closed for the 2020 season.
Please know that this decision was not made lightly. There are many moving pieces that work to make the pool a safe place for users each year, and adding a global pandemic to the mix created an extremely difficult path to navigate.
While The Splash will remain closed through the entirety of 2020, it is the intention of Parks and Recreation to open the Splash Pad at Hawn Park this summer. An opening date will be determined based on local, state, and CDC recommendations and announced at a later date.
The Splash is this area’s favorite wet spot. This seasonal aquatic facility provides activities for people of all ages. We offer both morning and evening swim lessons, morning lap swim, and special events. If you are wanting to have your own party, we have designated evening times for private parties, or you can rent the pavilion inside the facility to ensure you and your guest have a shaded area to relax after all the swimming.
The Splash is equipped with two 2-story water slides, a drop slide, a diving board, a 1,200 foot current channel, and a tot zone complete with slide, tumble buckets, and spray features. The Splash is a family destination for all Texoma friends.