Conway to host grand opening for splash pad at Fifth Avenue Park

The City of Conway will host a grand opening ceremony for the splash pad at Fifth Avenue Park on Thursday, June 27 at 10:30 a.m. The event will be free and open to the public.

“Since our first splash pad was such a hit with children and their families, choosing Fifth Avenue Park was a no-brainer because we’re planning to invest in additional upgrades in the near future,” said Mayor Bart Castleberry.

“Building a new restroom facility last Summer was a step in the right direction,” added Mayor Castleberry. “We need to improve accessibility of the park by building an additional parking lot and by improving the parking lot currently in place. The picnic pavilions get the job done, but we can do better.”

Like the city’s first splash pad at Laurel Park, the new splash pad will be free to use and open to the public. The 5,500 square foot layout will mirror the splash pad at Laurel Park.

  • WHO: City of Conway, Arkansas
  • WHAT: Splash Pad Opening Day
  • WHEN: Thursday, June, 27 at 10:30 a.m.
  • WHERE: Fifth Avenue Park, Conway, Arkansas (Directions)

The splash pad will include three activity bays: toddler, family, and action. Each bay will offer a variety of play areas containing dynamic water elements tailored to various ages and abilities.

According to community development director Kiera Oluokun, the splash pad’s $330,000 price tag will be funded through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Conway Advertising & Promotion funds.

Hours of operation:

9:00 a.m. - Dark


  • The splash pad is an unsupervised facility.
  • No running.
  • No smoking in the park.
  • All children under the age of seven (7) must be accompanied by an adult at all times.
  • All participants must conduct themselves in a courteous, afe and family-oriented manner.
  • No food or drinks are permitted in the splash pad.
  • No climbing on the splash pad features.
  • No pets allowed on the splash pad.
  • Infants must wear swim diapers.
  • Roughhousing or violent play is prohibited.
  • Splash pad must be vacated at the first sign of thunder or lightning.
  • Splash pad may be closed at any time due to weather, maintenance, or other operational concerns.
  • Child care facilities must schedule a time with the Conway Parks and Recreation Department.