Knox County Tennessee

Mayor Jacobs: Knox County Splash Pads to Stay Open Through Oct. 11

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— Local families, residents and visitors will have a little more than a week to enjoy the splash pads at Powell Station, Carol Cowan and New Harvest parks, Knox County Mayor Glenn Jacobs announced today, extending the service through Sunday, Oct. 11.

The splash pads typically open the first Saturday in May each year and close in September. This year, though, the Mayor said he recognized that the needs and schedules for folks are different because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I want families to be able to enjoy our outdoor amenities as long as possible,” said Mayor Jacobs. “The weather is holding, so I’m happy we can keep the splash pads open for another week or so.”

The splash pads, automated water playgrounds, are for children of all ages. They are located at three parks: Carl Cowan Park (10058 S. Northshore Drive); New Harvest Park (4775 New Harvest Lane) and Powell Station Park (2318 W. Emory Road).

Use of the splash pads is free and weather permitting from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. For more details, visit

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