1st Day Of Summer: Century’s Splash Pad Not Working As Advertised

June 22, 2019

We stopped by the Town of Century’s splash pad Friday afternoon and found it was not working as advertised.

Friday was the first official day of summer and, with a heat advisory in effect, the most miserably hot day of the year so far. But at about 5:30 p.m., kids were unable to cool off at the splash pad because the water would not flow. The pad was damp where it had been working about a half hour before.

The town says the splash pad is open each day from 8 a.m. until 7 p.m.

But numerous parents have contacted NorthEscambia.com over the last few weeks to say the splash pad cuts off each day without fail at 5 p.m.  We have reported it to town officials, and others say they have done the same.

Pictured: The Century splash pad on a very hot Friday, the first day of summer, at about 5:30 p.m. The splash pad was not working. NorthEscambia.com photos, click to enlarge.


14 Responses to “1st Day Of Summer: Century’s Splash Pad Not Working As Advertised”

  1. Question on June 24th, 2019 1:03 pm

    Honestly can they afford to have the water on that long?

  2. Sandra on June 24th, 2019 7:37 am

    Joey, the towns dime is your dime, ie< taxes. You should expect and demand that the infrastructure and yes even the splashpad that your taxes paid for are operating efficiently.

  3. Joey Hutchcraft on June 23rd, 2019 7:25 pm

    I’m not commenting on the MANY issues that Century has going on at this time. But as for the splash pad not working. But growing up my parents didn’t wait for hand outs for us kids in the summer. We were given I water hose at our house. Not on the towns dime.

  4. chris on June 23rd, 2019 1:17 pm

    I guess moving it out of Century would be enjoyable. Nothing works properly in that town.

  5. Ruthie on June 23rd, 2019 7:36 am

    I wish they would add something to this flat splash pad. Something like Atmore, Brewton, or the other surrounding areas have. Make it a little more enjoyable for the kids.

    Yeah, adding water after 5 would be a good thing!

  6. anne 1of2 on June 22nd, 2019 12:47 pm

    Can we just head down there with sprinklers and give these kids a break? How about a regular hose pipe with a splitter for four hoses hoses?

  7. yellarhammer on June 22nd, 2019 10:41 am

    This town is a joke.

  8. Southend Lurker on June 22nd, 2019 8:06 am

    Hey, look at that something else in Century not doing a very simple task that it is supposed to do!

  9. SW on June 22nd, 2019 7:58 am

    Not working as advertised? Funny. Neither is the town, in general.

  10. shaking my head on June 22nd, 2019 7:55 am

    This seems to be typical of the operations in Century. This town is in serious trouble and there doesn’t seem to be anyone with a sense of urgency to fix it.

  11. Chris on June 22nd, 2019 7:20 am

    The splash pad is a lie.

  12. tg on June 22nd, 2019 6:47 am

    Whats new the city of Century is also not working.

  13. Anne on June 22nd, 2019 6:41 am

    And now, the “Leadership” of Century has found a way to disappoint the kids who so enjoy playing and Cooling Off at the splash pad.

    Why can’t you manage to “Patch” things like a timer so the kids can have some fun.

  14. Miranda on June 22nd, 2019 1:34 am

    I wish they would add something to this flat splash pad. Something like Atmore, Brewton, or the other surrounding areas have. Make it a little more enjoyable for the kids.

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