Complaint leads to closure of splash pad.

August 5, 2020

Complaint leads to closure of splash pad.

By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.

LUDINGTON — A complaint by a city resident has caused the Ludington Splash Pad to close down temporarily. The splash pad opened in July at Copeyon Park, following several years of fund raising. 

A resident recently suggested to the Michigan Attorney General’s office that the splash pad’s operation was in violation of Gov. Whitmer’s most recent executive order. City Manager Mitch Foster said the city closed the splash pad down until it can sort out the legalities of its use during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“There were concerns with its definition and where that fit within the executive order,” Foster said. “The EO specifically talks about water parks and swimming pools but not splash pads. We’re hoping the health department will provide us with some guidance and we hope to re-open it if we are allowed to.”

MCP has sent a Freedom of Information request to the City asking for all records of the correspondence between the city, the AG office and the complainant.

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