The City of Springboro announced that Kacie Jane Park will open at 10 a.m. Friday, June 19. In addition to the splash pad, the new Kacie Jane Playhouse playground features three new play areas: one for little ones 2 – 5, one for kids 5 – 12 and an accessible, interactive electronic playground system surrounded by musical sensory elements with eight games. The park is located at Lytle-Five Points and Crosley roads. Park hours are 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily. The City is expecting large crowds for the first few days and encourages park-goers to carpool when possible.
Following Gov. DeWine’s Responsible RestartOhio plan, the City’s reopening plan for the park includes:
- Encouraging everyone to maintain social distancing
- Recommending all participants wear masks, though not required
- Placing hand sanitizing stations throughout the park
- Cleaning and sanitizing restrooms on a regular basis
“We appreciate the efforts of the Warren County Health District for reviewing and approving our reopening plan,” says Springboro City Manager Chris Pozzuto. “We’re following all guidelines to ensure the reopening will be safe, and we ask our citizens to do the same.” In addition to the new measures, because the splash pad has a flow-through Potable Water System, water is disinfected with chlorine from the City’s water distribution system. The City will continue to follow the manufacturer’s recommendations for regular cleaning.
The park, which opened in 2019, is named in memory of Kacie Hausfeld and made possible through a generous donation from the Hausfeld families. Kacie and her father Tom Hausfeld were killed in 2010 in a private plane accident.