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This Just in From the "Splash Pad" Desk

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KUT News
Escaping the heat at the Liz Carpenter Splash Pad.

Lake Austin may be closed to boats and other water vehicles on July4th, but the City of Austin wants people to know that when it comes to "splash pads," it's got you covered.

Bartholomew Splash Pad is back in operation after repairs, and the Liz Carpenter fountain in Butler Park will be open on July 4th. That splash pad is normally closed on Mondays for maintenance.

Splash pads are popular sites for Austin kids to escape the summer heat. Public places to cool off may soon be in shorter supply. A number of Austin city pools are currently on the budget chopping block

Mose Buchele focuses on energy and environmental reporting at KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @mosebuchele.