East Providence water park open for the summer

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) – People looking to beat the summer heat have a new destination to check out.

East Providence opened its first Splash Pad Park Friday at the Onna Moniz-John Neighborhood Park.

Dozens of children and parent hit the park Friday afternoon to cool off.

“We waited this, this is a huge upgrade to the park,” said community organizer Onna Moniz-John, after whom the park is named. “Water for the kids because its very hot. And now to see what was on paper once is now a reality.”

The area also has new benches, game tables, and picnic tables that are all open to the public.

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