Shawnee Splash Water Park, at 100 E. Highland, and its sibling at Boy Scout Park were set to open its swim season today, but plans changed.

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Saturday events at Shawnee Splash:

1 p.m. –– Canoe races

2 p.m. –– F-I-S-H Basketball

2:30 p.m. –– Ping Pong Scramble

3 p.m. –– Biggest Splash Contest

4 p.m. –– Water Limbo

Information gathered from the Avedis Foundation website at avedisfoundation.org.

Shawnee Splash Water Park, at 100 E. Highland, and its sibling at Boy Scout Park were set to open its swim season today, but plans changed.

“Due to the cool weather forecast, we are postponing our Opening Day Friday,” the Shawnee Splash Facebook post states. “We will open Saturday at noon.”

Kids of all ages are invited to take part in several Splash Day activities Saturday at Shawnee Splash Water Park.

Shawnee has two outdoor, aquatic facilities that operate seasonally. Last year was the first season for the water parks.

According to the website, the Splash is the largest outdoor municipal water park in the area. Some of its features are: two water slides, a 25-yard competition pool –– with log roll and climbing wall –– interactive leisure pool –– which includes a lazy river pool, play structure and a large dumping bucket. The 241,000-gallon diving well includes two diving boards and a large climbing wall.

Daily admission: Seniors - $4; Adults - $5; Ages 3-17 - $4

2 and younger are free.

Boy Scout Park Splash Pad, at the corner of Main and Pesotum, has various water features as well.

Hours for the Splash Pad are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.

Coming up

On May 29, at 1 p.m., there will be a Swim Smarties Party –– all children who bring a report card showing good grades get into the park an hour early for free. Family members of the student will receive discounted entry.

For more information, call (405) 273-0700, visit shawneeok.org/splash, or check out their Facebook page at facebook.com/ShawneeSplash.

Health Week

Avedis Health Week kicks off Saturday. On the schedule is:

• Saturday –– Nutrition Day at Harvest Creek Farmers Market from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

• Monday –– Winners announced for Krazy Kids Day T-shirt Art & the YMCA Healthy Kids Challenge at 10 a.m. at the Shawnee YMCA.

• Tuesday –– Tai Chi in the Park for all ages at 8:30 a.m. at the Shawnee Splash Pool House.

• Wednesday –– Senior Stroll for all ages at 5:30 p.m. at the Shawnee Auditorium, 401 N. Bell Ave.

• Thursday –– Krazy Kids Day at 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Boy Scout Park.

• Friday –– Glow Run Family Fun Run at 7 p.m. St. Gregory's University Campus, 1900 W. MacArthur.

• Saturday –– Peddling for Health Family Fun Bike Ride at 9 a.m. (sign-in at 8 a.m.) at the Shawnee Auditorium, 401 N. Bell Ave.

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