Splash park to open in Detroit next month

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DETROIT (AP) -- A splash park is coming to a Detroit neighborhood that lost its pool two years ago to the work of vandals.

Palmer Park residents should have a new place to beat the heat by the middle of August. Construction began earlier this month.

The park's pool was closed when vandals removed parts of the mechanical infrastructure.

Neighborhood resident Rick Johnson tells the Detroit Free Press "a lot of kids counted on that pool" and when it closed "there wasn't anywhere for them to go."

The Palmer Park Splash Park is funded by auto supplier Lear and is part of the Southfield-based company's 10-year, $5 million pledge to support the city's revitalization efforts.

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