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SHERMAN -- The hot summer months are quickly approaching, and the city of Sherman is providing a family-friendly way to beat the heat. The old Fairview Pool is making a splash as a new water park.
City leaders cut the ribbon Wednesday at ‘The Splash,’ officially opening the pool for the summer.
Those attending the ceremony were the first to take a dive into the water, including Mayor Bill Magers, who took a turn down one of the waterslides.
Parks and Rec staff say the new pool has plenty of fun features for the whole family.
"We added a lot more interactive features and play features such as slides, spray fountains, basketball goals, drop slides. It's a more fun outing at a pool," said Ben Uselton with Sherman Parks and Recreation.
The more than 300,000-gallon water park has all kinds of interactive water activities with two waterslides, an open-flume and a closed flume, a beach style entrance for toddlers with sprays, and a small slide just for the little ones.
There are five lanes roped off for lap swimmers plus plenty of shaded areas to take a break from the sun.
You can buy season passes and take swim lessons.
The pool opens to the public at ten on Saturday morning.
We have more information about The Splash here.