Century Splash Pad Closed Due To Electrical Issues

May 24, 2019

The splash pad in Century is closed for electrical maintenance, according to the town. There’s no word on when it might reopen.

The splash pad at Showalter Park was supposed to open this year the week of March 18 for spring break. The opening was delayed about a month, also due to electrical issues.

NorthEscambia.com file photo.


19 Responses to “Century Splash Pad Closed Due To Electrical Issues”

  1. Emily Admin Clerk for Town of Century on May 29th, 2019 10:13 am

    The Century Splash Pad is back up and running, thanks to Larry Hammonds and Joe Brown. :) Thank you all for your patience while we resolved the issue, and we apologize for any inconvenience! We love our town!

  2. Tw on May 26th, 2019 9:20 pm

    The Mayor will probably hire 3-4 family members/friends to fix the electrical problem. They won’t get anything fixed, but each one will have their own town of century truck to drive around in.

  3. Dogwood on May 25th, 2019 7:24 am

    Larry, I don’t see where William was wrong at all. If what you say is true it is still an electrical issue. Definitely not mechanical. What do computers run off of? Thanks for what you and your reporters do William.

  4. Chris on May 25th, 2019 7:11 am

    To: Park Manager. Thanks for doing such an awesome job making sure the splash pad is ready on this hot Memorial Day weekend.

  5. William on May 24th, 2019 7:35 pm

    >>>William if your going to print something print it correctly there is no electricity problem

    The story says exactly what the email from the town says.

  6. Larry on May 24th, 2019 6:17 pm

    William if your going to print something print it correctly there is no electricity problem it’s a computer problem that turns on the electric eye for water to run 20 minutes at a time so we don’t waste water I’m the park manager and this has to be sent to the people who made the splash pad thanks for printing something wrong again

  7. chris on May 24th, 2019 5:06 pm

    From NE.com: Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 96. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph.
    From Century: Forecast the Splash pad to be CLOSED on Memorial Day weekend.
    So it’s nearly 100 degrees and Century has no splash pad to entertain the young kids. But they can afford new vehicles and 20+ people on the payroll.
    Nice Going.

  8. Tee-bug on May 24th, 2019 3:41 pm

    Lets see I bet the water used there was never billed for and the town was probably trying to boot leg some electricity there too. Perhaps Mr.Mayor and his followers can meet at the splash pad and conduct there business there

  9. chris on May 24th, 2019 3:12 pm

    So, now that it’ getting hotter, and school is out, the splash pad is down for the count. I wonder if this “outage” was preventable, or is it just a fluke?

  10. Retired on May 24th, 2019 2:16 pm

    Remember the former Mayor was against this being built-
    Century is not the Give-a-mint
    Go jump in the creek.

    Or put a sprinkler in your own yard.

  11. chris on May 24th, 2019 1:22 pm

    not paying the bill = Electrical Issues.
    incompetent leaders = Century issues.

  12. tg on May 24th, 2019 1:08 pm

    Without Century there would be no news.

  13. anne 1of2 on May 24th, 2019 11:48 am

    I want to assume the electrical parts are no where near the water, like a swimming pool, but then again the story names Century.

  14. Jan on May 24th, 2019 8:23 am

    Why am I not surprised?

  15. retired on May 24th, 2019 7:36 am

    Can’t pay city bills or taxes. But can open the splash park that cost several hundereds of dollars to run (if i remember right).

  16. Shay on May 24th, 2019 6:55 am

    Of course it is!!!

  17. sam on May 24th, 2019 5:52 am

    well that’s just great. a new splash pad and it might kill your kids. i commend the town for trying, but “no thanks.”

  18. Bob C. on May 24th, 2019 5:46 am

    Old saying “Electricity and Water — don’t mix” hope it gets squared away quickly as the kids really enjoy having something nice in Century.
    Safety First.

  19. Dave on May 24th, 2019 5:26 am

    Sorry kids we can not pay the power bill we need that money to pay tax fines and keep insurance on our vacant buildings.

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