Splash pad temporarily closed by state

PARKERSBURG — The splash pad at City Park will be closed until an issue that has resulted in at least two reported injuries is repaired.

The City of Parkersburg received a temporary cessation order for the splash pad from the West Virginia Division of Labor this afternoon.

The City Park pool remains open, and Parkersburg Mayor Tom Joyce said admission to both the City and Southwood Park pools will be free until the splash pad reopens. Joyce estimates the repairs will be completed in the next seven to 10 days.

Read more in Thursday’s edition of The Parkersburg News and Sentinel.