• 52°
franklin county times

Splash pad opening heralds holiday weekend

Russellville area children will soon have a new place to splash around and cool off. The excitement for a city splash pad has been building for some time – and the opening day has at last arrived.

Originally planned to open July 4 last year, Russellville’s splash pad, located between the John Blackwell Sports Complex and Sloss Lake on Highway 24, has seen its share of setbacks. The new attraction is now finished and ready to kick off Memorial Day weekend with a grand opening celebration Friday at 10 a.m.

“We are excited to get the City of Russellville’s splash pad opened for Memorial Day weekend,” said Russellville Mayor David Grissom. “This is something we’ve wanted for our kids for many years. Our children will be able to enjoy this for many years to come. We give a special thanks to Pilgrim’s for their very generous donations to make it happen.”

Splash pad regular hours of operation are Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The splash pad will be open Memorial Day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., as well.

There is no charge for admission.

Splash pad rental is $50. To schedule a rental or for other information, call 256-332-8770.

Franklin County

Cattlemen convene for annual banquet

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen hires football coach for fledgling program

News

City approves temporary fire department promotions

Franklin County

Commission decides to request bids for elevator maintenance

News

Whimsical window art brightens RPL

Belgreen Bulldogs

Belgreen gets football coach

Franklin County

Martin Luther King commemorative march takes place in downtown Russellville

Franklin County

New district attorney swears in

Franklin County

Cattlemen’s Association prepares for annual meeting

News

Russellville Public Library director speaks at Book Lovers meeting

Franklin County

Vina native returns to hometown church to share her story

Franklin County

Couple continues annual Christmas jail ministry

News

City officials reflect on old year, look toward new

Franklin County

MLK march returns to Russellville this year, set for Jan. 16

News

Council approves additional funding for Cramer Children’s Center

Franklin County

2022 REVIEW: Big news stories shape Franklin County

News

State association names RMS principal as middle school principal of year

News

REB plans customer appreciation event

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2022, Madeline Cooper

Galleries

Faces of Franklin County: A Walk Thru Bethlehem

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2021, Lily Pounders

Features

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2020, Bailey Bolton

Franklin County

Distinguished Through the Decades: 2019, Elizabeth Pierce

Franklin County

District attorney Joey Rushing prepares as retirement nears

x