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The City of Lilburn will host a grand opening for its new splash pad and pavilion at Lilburn City Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Lilburn officials are set to make a big splash on Saturday.

The city will host a grand opening for its new splash pad and pavilion at Lilburn City Park on Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

City officials said there will be a live DJ for kids playing music and food and drinks will be available for purchase. The splash pad will operate from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, city officials said, and then be turned off at 2 p.m. to allow for preparations for the free Rock the Park Concert that begins Saturday at 6 p.m.

The new Calvin Fitchett pavilion has 3,000 square feet of covered space and includes public restrooms and two changing rooms on the main floor as well as a basement with a green room for concert performers and storage for city events.

The splash pad is intentionally designed with Old Town Lilburn history in mind, city officials said. Two artistic buckets pour water, a tribute to the “Bucket Brigade” volunteers who saved Old Town Lilburn from a large fire in 1920 that nearly destroyed the town. Another design feature resembles railroad tracks and a “cow catcher” found on the front of trains, which relates to Lilburn’s history as a railroad town.

Lilburn officials said that, as with all city events, attendees are strongly urged to practice CDC guidelines, including social distancing and wearing a mask or cloth face cover.

Starting Sunday, the regular hours of operation for the splash pad will be:

♦ Wednesday through Sunday: 11 a.m. to 7p.m.

♦ Monday and Tuesday: Closed.

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