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Murrysville opens ‘destination playground’ and splash park

Patrick Varine

Murrysville public works crews had to battle a soggy spring to get it finished, but municipal officials cut the ribbon on their “destination playground” and splash pad on Saturday morning at Murrysville Community Park.

Murrysville Chief Administrator Jim Morrison wasn’t waiting to cool down, volunteering as the first person to stand beneath the splash pad’s dump bucket.

New features include separate playground areas, one for 2-to-5-year-olds, and another for 5-to-12-year-olds, the splash park, swing area and small zip line. The park is at 4056 Wiestertown Road.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, [email protected] or via Twitter .


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Jackson Richey, 4, slips underneath the new jungle gym playground equipment as his sister, Brynlee, 2, and dad, Charlie of Penn Township enjoy a frozen shaved ice. Parkgoers brace for water splashing out of the bucket fountain. The bucket works on a cycle and splashes out water after several minutes.
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Devin Card, 10, is soaked Saturday under the big splash bucket with his friends during the grand opening of the new splash pad and playground at Murrysville Community Park.
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Ryder Vargason, 1, tests out the water fountains while Jackson Richey, 4, right, watches after the grand opening of the new splash pad and playground on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Murrysville Community Park.
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Kids laugh and brace themselves from the water splashing out from the bucket fountain after the grand opening of the new splash pad and playground on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Murrysville Community Park. The bucket works on a cycle, and will splash out water after several minutes.
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Hutchison Smith, 6, of Murrysville, tries out the new zip line ride after the grand opening of the new splash pad and playground on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Murrysville Community Park.
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Murrysville chief administrator Jim Morrison, right, and Murrysville councilman Loren Kase, laugh after being the first to get soaked under the water bucket after the grand opening of the new splash pad and playground on Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Murrysville Community Park.
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