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Ontario splash park debuts with festivities, music, barbecue

The Splash Park at Lions Park in Ontario opens Thursday, May 30. (The Enterprise/Kristine de Leon)

ONTARIO – Get ready to splash into the summer! 

The long-awaited splash pad at Lions Park in Ontario is opening this week.

The city will open the gates Thursday at 5 p.m., with a dedication ceremony set for 5:30 p.m.

The event is open to the public and will include a free barbecue by the Ontario Fire & Rescue Department and live music by a local DJ until 7 p.m.

The construction of the splash park marks the first phase of a more ambitious plan developed by the Friends of the Aquatic Center, a grassroots group formed in 2016 by Ontario residents. 

The new water park is part of a long . . .