Roe Park’s new splash pad closes as a precaution, for possible upgrade of underground electrical system

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — The new splash pad at Roe Park, 10400 Roe Ave., has closed as a precautionary measure, in order to avoid possible electrical danger to people nearby.

The City of Overland Park says that while an underground copper wire system is in place at Roe Park’s splash pad in order to ground any stray electrical current such as a lightning strike, the grounding may need to extend outside the splash pad to protect visitors from water that could travel outside the splash pad itself.

“Experts are analyzing the design and conditions at the park and looking into additional safety measures,” the city announced.

The city said Roe Park has other attractions that are still open: a nature play area, new age-specific playgrounds, tennis courts and updated shelters and restrooms.

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