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Splash Day is July 31 in Granite Shoals

Three 20-foot-high, 20-foot-long waterslides are part of the first Splash Day in Granite Shoals. The free event is Saturday, July 31. iStock image

A free Splash Day with three 20-foot inflatable waterslides is 3:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at Quarry Park, 2221 N. Phillips Ranch Road in Granite Shoals. The city of Granite Shoals will offer free hot dogs, chips, snow cones, water, and a movie under the stars. “Raya and the Last Dragon” will start as the sun goes down Saturday night. 

Attendees should bring towels with their names on them, chairs, blankets, and quilts to watch the movie, which will be shown on the tennis courts. Children ages 12 and younger must have a parent sign a consent form, and those wanting to enjoy the slides must sign liability forms. There are no age limits on who can get on the slides. 

“They can go up and down the slides as many times as they want to,” Assistant City Manager Peggy Smith said. “We’re doing this to give back to our community. Everybody pays a lot of taxes, and we like providing free events when we can do so.”

The city’s newly approved Hotel Occupancy Tax is paying for the movie. The hot dogs are being funded by donations. Because this is a family-friendly event, alcohol isn’t allowed. 

jfierro@thepicayune.com