(MIAMI, OK.) The addition of new swings and fencing at the City of Miami’s Splash Pad Park are the latest new features of the fun, dynamic park. This week a wheelchair swing, reclining ADA seat swing and parent (adult)-child swing as well as traditional swings were installed and are ready for use. Also, a great new safety feature was constructed at the park of perimeter fencing. The $30,000 in fencing was funded by the $1.50 Recreation Assessment fee charged monthly to Miami Utility customers.
“The play area has been made accessible to citizens with varying abilities. We here at the City of Miami want to give the citizens a safe and fun environment to enjoy for years to come” City of Miami Parks Manager Zeb Mingori said.
The three new swings cost $3,700 and were added to provide fun for everyone. The parent (adult)-child swing gives adults and kids a fun and immersive means of interacting on the playground. The face-to-face parent-child swing promotes family fun and connection, enabling kids and their caregivers to play and engage.
The reclining seat swing offers children who require full body support the experience of the joy and exhilaration of swinging at the park.
The new wheelchair swing for adults and children allows for a wheelchair to roll onto a platform and the rider to swing in their chair and enjoy the fun. To keep the swing in working order, users will need to call the number posted on the swing to receive a code to unlock the cable lock attached to the chair swing. Once finished using the swing it’s requested the chain be relocked.
The City of Miami’s Parks crew under the direction of Public Works Director Kevin Browning and Parks Manager Zeb Mingori have been working hard to get the park ready for summer fun.
The park’s benches got a fresh coat of paint, and the Splash Pad has been shined up and tested and is now open for water play fun.
The park also features restrooms, a shelter for picnicking, and a super fun Pirate Ship playground.
The additions to the park are part of several ongoing projects aimed at providing better quality outdoor spaces for the community to enjoy. The City is focusing on the Splash Pad Complex, Key Club Park and Rotary Park, while returning three parks, Riverview, and Lion Tolbert to more natural environmental spaces such as pollination stations.
“There will be additional ongoing improvements coming to the Splash Pad Park,” Browning said, “You will have to stay tuned to see it all come together.”
An exciting and educational addition of a new Outdoor Learning Environment is scheduled to open soon at the Splash pad Park and is a project the City of Miami has partnered with the Miami Nation, Ottawa Tribe, and Shawnee Tribe to create.
Miami Municipal Pool
The Miami Municipal Pool is scheduled to open Memorial Weekend and will be open Tuesdays through Sundays from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. An opening date will be announced once enough staffing has been hired and trained.
Pool admission for children ages one to 13 is $3, and for adults ages 14 and above $4. All patrons must pay admission, including non-swimmers.
Season passes are available for ages 13 and under for $60, for ages 14 and above for $70, for families with one to 4 members $100, and families with 5 to 8 members $125.
Day Care passes are available for 1 to 10 people for $245, for 11-19 people for $295 and for 20 people and up for $370. All Family Season Passes include a maximum of two adults and all Day Care Passes include adults.
Pool Parties are available on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. for a cost of $270 which includes five lifeguards on duty for up to 100 people.
To purchase City of Miami Municipal Pool Season Passes or schedule parties contact the Public Works Department at 918-542-6384 or go by the office located at 815 D Street NE in Miami during business hours from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.