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Hartsville looking to spend millions to expand water park

The current splash pad. (City of Hartsville website)

The city of Hartsville is looking to spend between $5 and $7 million to build an expansion at its Piratesville Splash Pad on 14th Street in Hartsville, according to Hartsville Communications and Finance Coordinator Rebecca Edwards.

The splash pad is a multi-functional water play area designed for children that features water slides, water jets, water cannons, dumping wheels, buckets and fountains.

Edwards said the expansion will be a major economic and tourism boost for the Hartsville area.

“We've seen a lot of success with our Splash Pad and hope to build the expansion. Kids age out around eight with our current facility and we want to provide a great experience for families with kids of all ages. Hartsville is quickly being recognized as the progressive city in the Pee Dee as well as across the state and we hope to keep moving forward with this momentum,” said Edwards.

The new expanded project is being designed to hold about 1,000 to 2,000 people a day.

Edwards said the exact cost will be based on revenue generated to re-pay a loan for the project.

The anticipated opening date of the expanded splash pad is May of 2018, Edwards said.

For more information on the Splash Pad, click here.

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