FORT RUCKER, Ala.--There are a host of choices to choose from when it comes to deciding how to cool off during the summer, but Fort Rucker is making that decision easier now that Splash! Pool and Spray Park is open to the general public.
The Army Installation Management Command approved a request to open the facility to the public, resulting in a great opportunity to extend the quality-of-life enhancement provided on Fort Rucker to the surrounding community, said Janice Erdlitz, Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation marketing director.
“I think this is a win for all Soldiers, Families, retirees and civilians, and we’re fortunate to be able to make this change,” she said. “Splash offers so many fun features that makes it a must do in this hot Alabama weather.”
Splash! is open Wednesdays–Mondays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and is closed Tuesdays. The facility boasts a 250,000-gallon swimming pool, two 14-foot water slides, a 10-foot rock wall, diving board, 1,500 square-foot spray park, Tiki Bay with food and drink concessions, and a lounge area with chairs, picnic tables and shaded areas.
The cost of admission for the general public is free for 2 and younger; $3.75 for ages 3-9; $4.50 for ages 10-17; and $5.25 for ages 18 and older. For DOD civilians and contractors the cost is free for 2 and younger; $3 for ages 3-9; $3.75 for ages 10-17; and $4.50 for ages 18 and older; and for military ID card holders, the cost is free for 2 and younger; $2.25 for ages 3-9; $3 for ages 10-17; and $3.75 for ages 18 and older.
Parents of children who cannot stand or swim must be kept within arm’s reach at all times and youth must be at least 13 years of age to come to the facility unattended. There are no flotation devices allowed on any of the pool’s water features such as the slides, diving board and rock wall, and all youth must be at least 3-feet in height to utilize the water slides.
For more information, call (334) 255-9162.