The City of Brenham is adjusting operating hours for the Henderson Park splash pad in response to public feedback.
Effective today (Monday), the splash pad will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Weekend hours will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday.
The changes come a week after the announcement of a schedule that only featured evening hours on weekdays in exchange for longer hours over the weekend.
Public Works Director Dane Rau announced the new times at Thursday’s city council meeting. He said the splash pad hours must be reduced due to the Brazos River Authority’s continued systemwide drought watch, but believes the revised schedule will provide added variety for families.
Rau’s update came after two residents spoke at the beginning of the meeting to ask the city to add daytime hours for the splash pad. Several posts and comments on social media also requested different hours.
The splash pad first opened for the season on April 1st and has been in operation since June 2020.