Summer is not over yet and just in time Dennis the Menace Park in Midland opens its new splash pad.

According to, the pirate themed splash pad was opened on Friday morning.

XTO Energy paid a half million dollars to make the splash pad a reality for the final part of the renovation of the 60 year old park that has been in staple to many kids that grew up in Midland including myself.

“We really believe that our parks are a gem out here in West Texas,” Midland Mayor Jerry Morales said. “So, we’re just trying to improve those, get people outside and enjoy our beautiful skies. Get some exercising and get out of the household.”

The splash pad will be open 7 days a week from 8am till 10pm and just in time for triple digit heat coming up all this week.


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