Photo by Wes Spicher

Spring Lake Park in Texarkana is about to get very busy with two family-friendly activities.

One involves water and the other movies. These fun activities coincide with the warmer weather and the nearing end to this year's school year.

The City of Texarkana, Texas Parks and Recreation Department will open the Rotary Splash Pad on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 9 a.m. This year, the splash pad hours will be extended and will be open from  9 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily. Children must always be accompanied by an adult.

Keep in mind that at various times throughout the summer months, the Rotary Splash Pad will be closed for regular maintenance.

The use of the Rotary Splash Pad is free to the public.

There are also three shade ports with picnic tables that are good for birthday parties and the like. For more information about the Splash Pad, please contact (903) 798-3978.

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Additionally, the Texarkana, Texas Parks and Recreation Department will host Movies in the Park at Spring Lake Park starting this week on May 21.

Movies in the Park is a free event and open to the public. Everyone is encouraged to bring a blanket or lawn chairs for seating. No smoking or alcohol is permitted.

For more information contact Public Information Officer Lisa Thompson at or (903) 244-5591.