Making a splash at Columbus Park

By Caroline Goggin

June 21, 2014 Updated Jun 21, 2014 at 11:19 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Local kids were ready to splash as fountains turned on at Binghamton's first spray pad.

City officials gathered around the 10,000 square foot pad at Columbus Park.

It features 10 unique water fountains, including bucket dumps and nozzles.

Contributors to the new spray pad told Action News they're happy to see the impact it will make in the area.

"This one came together, and it came together nicely. The city designers and engineers did a great job with it. So this was good. And it's great to see the kids today," said George Cummings, Acting President of Binghamton Rotary.

The spray pad cost more than $200,000 and was paid for by federal and state grants, as well as the Binghamton Rotary Club.