PLYMOUTH – The village of Plymouth in Jefferson County now offers a new option for cooling down this summer.

On Saturday, the village officially opened a new splash pad in Memorial Park at the corner of Highway 4 and N Washington Avenue.

Conversations on a Plymouth splash pad began all the way back on January 2017.

“We were looking at ways to attract young people into town,” Meyer said. “Really anything to keep the town viable. The splash pad is great. It’s free. You don’t have to pay any money to use it.”

Construction started by April 2018. The total cost of the project will run around $120,000, according to Meyer.

The pad is open from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily. It features two water guns, three buckets dump water on those standing underneath, a Plymouth water tower replica that shoots water in different directions and various other fountains and features.

The village put on a formal grand opening of the pad on Saturday, June 1. About 40 people in total showed up, and free refreshments were served.

Meyer, and the village board chairman of De Witt Randy Badman, even had a squirt gun shootout. The event was declared a tie.

“Someone said we both lost,” Meyer said. “I don’t know how you figure that out.”

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