Godfrey Splash Pad Down, Part On Order

By Benjamin Cox on June 9, 2022 at 12:00pm

A popular summer attraction and cool off spot in South Jacksonville is going to be down for awhile.

Village of South Jacksonville Utility Superintendent John Green says the Godfrey Park Splash Pad is closed until further notice: “We brought it back up from sitting over the winter. De-winterized it. Got it up and going and working fine. Over May 28-29th, we noticed we were going through a lot of water. Come to find out that the pad wasn’t on the subscribed times to go off, and it wouldn’t go off. You could hit the activator at all hours of the night and it would work. We did a little research and found out that it was the main control board malfunctioning. We have ordered one. It will be down until that comes in. We ordered it on June 2nd. Hopefully the part will be coming, but it’s really been tough getting things nowadays.”

Green says the cost to replace the control board is around $850. Green is optimistic the wait on the part won’t be too long and things will be back up and running soon. As of today, Greene says he’s still not received a notification from the company that the new control board has been shipped.

For updates, continue to watch the Village of South Jacksonville website and Facebook page.