New splash pad to open in Sunkist area

Residents and visitors in West Biloxi will soon have a new way to stay cool and enjoy the outdoors.

On Friday, city and county leaders will celebrate the opening of a new splash pad at the Popps Ferry Recreational Area. Festivities will begin at 10:30 a.m. with a ribbon and continue until 1 p.m.

“I am very happy that Harrison County is able to give this recreational opportunity to the children and residents of this community,” said Harrison County Supervisor Connie Rockco.

The 64 x 48 foot splash pad, which is adjacent to the Margaret Sherry Library, features water hoops, a blaster and dumping buckets.  It will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The project took a few months to complete and cost nearly $25,000 in material and county labor.

“The splash pad adds to the family-orientated experience we have at the Popps Ferry Recreational Area,” said City of Biloxi Parks and Recreation Director Cheryl Bell. “We are excited for this addition and have already received positive support and feedback from the community for the splash pad.”
See the flyer
See pictures of the progress