City of Saginaw, Michigan

August 30, 2023 SAGINAW, MI – The 2023 summer season at Saginaw’s Splash Park, located in the Frank N. Andersen Celebration Park, comes to an end on Monday, September 4 at 7:00 p.m. The park will be open daily 10 a.m. to 7 p.m through September 4. Saginaw residents have just a few more days to enjoy a fun, free, recreational experience in a safe and accessible environment for the entire family.

The Splash Park is completing its 14th year of service to the Saginaw community and has become a destination point for locals and visitors throughout the summer months. Park operations were altered slightly in 2023 due to limited staffing; however, the City was able to keep the park open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. throughout the entire summer season. Along with the Splash Park, residents were also able to enjoy other favorite amenities such as boulder climbing structures within the playscape areas and walking paths, with many added benches in scenic locations along the way. 

Phil Karwat, Director of Public Services, commented, “We understand that many families look forward to this free outdoor activity every summer. Even with limited staffing, I’m pleased that we were able to maintain our regular hours of operation this year and offer our citizens one of the most enjoyable outdoor recreational experiences in our area. Although we faced a few challenges, I want to thank the dedicated crew members and city staff for a very successful season in 2023.”

Although the Splash Park is closing for the season, the Frank N. Andersen Celebration Park will remain open to the public, including the Boulder Park for kids who like to climb, additional benches for seating and pathways connecting the park to the Saginaw River Walk. The pavilion area at the park can still be reserved through October 31 for those fall parties and harvest celebrations.

To reserve the picnic pavilion for private parties, please contact Heather Howe, Public Services Specialist, at 989-759-1662.