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Splash pad opens with annual Rotary Day this Saturday
Kids enjoy playing at the Rotary Island Splash Pad June 2, 2018 at Rock Creek Park during last year’s Rotary Day festivities. - photo by Jessica Taylor

The Rotary Island Splash Pad will open for its fifth season this Saturday with the annual Rotary Day festivities.

Rotarian volunteers will be out at Rock Creek Park serving up smiles and fun for the community from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 1.

Rotary Island is an interactive water park featuring five above ground water features and six ground level sprinklers located adjacent to the children’s playground and adjoins the pavilion.

It was installed by the Rotary Club of Dawson County in 2014 as a way to give back to the community. I was the club’s biggest project since the club formed in 1992, costing more than $54,000.

Water is donated by the Etowah Water and Sewer Authority.

Each year the splash pad opens with a celebration hosted by local Rotarians that will include free food and activities for the whole family.

Last year’s Rotary Day drew more than 400 people to the park.

The entire community is invited to come out and enjoy free hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy and snow cones, as well as ride on a water slide, dunk local celebrities in a water tank and meet some furry friends at a petting zoo.

Admission to Rotary Island is always free.

The splash pad is open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday until Labor Day, but could be open later through September, weather permitting.

Rock Creek Park is at 445 Martin Road in Dawsonville.