Opening of Gwinnett’s newest splash park pushed back

UPDATE: The Splash Park opening has been moved to Friday, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. after a prominent member of the Sugar Hill community passed away. The change will allow city staff to attend the memorial service.

ORIGINAL STORY: Summer may be drawing to a close, but don't hang up your bathing suits just yet.

A new splash park will open in Sugar Hill right before Labor Day Weekend, and it sounds pretty serious.

The 60-foot diameter Splash Park at Sugar Hill has 21 zones, 42 arched spray nozzles and 28 vertical spray nozzles. If that wasn't enough, a center fountain with six large nozzles and 20 small spray heads produces "a large pyramidal column of white, aerated water," according to a press release.   

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And that's not all. The water fountains include 93 color-changing LED lights and specialized controls, so choreographed fountain shows will occasionally happen. 

"The Splash Park in Sugar Hill is a great addition to creating another destination item in our downtown," Mayor Steve Edwards said in the release.

An opening ceremony will take place Sept. 1 at 6 p.m with food trucks and music. The splash park is located behind Sugar Hill's City Hall, not far from where the EpiCenter project is underway.