After work to address concerns over potential electrical current, Overland Park reopens Roe Park splash pad

first_imgThe splash park on the former Roe Pool site.A feature that was immensely popular in its short debut last fall is back up and running at Roe Park.Overland Park officials made the decision to shut down the splash pad a month after it opened to the public for the first time after parks supervisors noticed that wind was blowing water past the boundary of a copper grounding wire that ran along the perimeter of the splash pad. The grounding wire was installed to ensure that electric current from a lightning strike or nearby fixture would not be conducted through the splash pad water.“Crews went back into the ground over the fall and winter and increased the perimeter of the grounding loop wire that protects from any stray electrical currents, which can come from nearby lightning strikes or other sources of electricity,” said Overland Park communications staffer Meg Ralph.The city turned on the spray park water features on Monday. Roe Park is located at 10400 Roe Ave., just north of the intersection with I-435.last_img

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