Splashpad at John Bishop Park

August Parks and Rec Calendar

A Grand Day Out
Just for Whitehall grandparents! Residents of Whitehall can bring their grandchildren to the Splashpad at John Bishop Park for $2 per child.

Family Day  
Every Wednesday and Sunday during normal operating hours.  Just for this day – we will allow guests ages 12 and under to attend at the regular admission rates!  Remember to bring proof of age!

Summer Splash
Join us for a couple of hours each Thursday morning for fun at the Splashpad! This time at the Splashpad is specifically for children, teens and adults with a disability and/or special needs. Open to all ages. Groups should RSVP, as capacity is limited.

Rosemore Night
A night of fun local pre-teens (middle-school aged kids) can come and enjoy the Splashpad at John Bishop Park. Must bring Whitehall Student ID for the 2016-2017 school year, stating 5th-7th grade; parents must remain at the Splashpad throughout the evening.

Play Day
A great time to come and see all the benefits of having a splashpad in your community. Kids will get wet and wild while our Parks and Recreation staff teaches fun water games.

Back-to-School Day
School starts this week – enjoy the splashpad one more time!

Dime-a-Dog Night
Like our favorite local baseball team’s famous night, we will be selling hot dogs for ten cents! Eat one or eat one hundred - it’s up to you!

Senior Cookout
Ages 55 and up can enjoy an ol’ fashioned cookout at the Splashpad at John Bishop Park. Bring a side or dessert.

Hawaiian Luau
It’s almost time to say Aloha to summer! As a last hurrah before fall, enjoy a luau with us at the Splashpad, complete with Hawaiian leis at the gate.

Resident Users (up to ages 10) must register in their parent/guardian household. All children must show proof of age (birth certificate). Parents/guardians must show Whitehall residency. After this process is complete,resident users may be accompanied by any caregiver meeting the guidelines below.  

Splashpad Hours

Monday through Saturday 12pm to 7pm
Sunday 12pm to 6pm

Back to School Hours - Starting AUGUST 16
Tuesday through Saturday 3:30pm to 7pm
Sunday 12pm to 5pm
Closed Monday

Residents are invited to register their household online using the information here.  Once registered, the household should bring proof of residency, photo IDs, and proof of age to the Splashpad for their first visit. 


All non-residents will be required to pay admission using a credit or debit card.  Entry fee:  $5 per non-resident splashpad user (ages 10 and under only, provide proof of age).  

Day cares will not be permitted during normal operating hours.  Day cares must pre-book a morning time to use the splash pad and pay at booking.

Limit to 100 or fewer users at the discretion of supervising staff given conditions at the time

Entry and Supervision
Only guests ages 10 and under will be permitted to use the Splashpad and all children must be accompanied by an adult.  
A current utility bill and valid Ohio driver’s license is required for resident entry. 
Non-residents ages 10 and under will be charged $5 per visit.
Proof of age is required for children ages 10 years and under (birth certificate).
Require 1:2 ratio for users aged 4 and under; Require 1:5 ratio for users ages 5 to 10.  (Or 1 user ages 4 and under and 2 users ages 5 to 10 per each adult)
Pending software, residents will be logged with photos and may not need ID after first admission.
All children must have an adult/guardian at least 16 years of age supervising at all times within gate area.
Splash pad users ages 10 and under only, unless adult is required due to age or need of assistance.
Children ages 4 and under must be within arm’s reach at all times.
All other children must be within sight of supervising adult at all times.
Youth between the ages of 11 and 15 may attend with supervising adult and are only permitted in play area when acting as supervising adult for child ages 4 and under.

Lockers will be available on a first come, first served basis. Locks may not be left on lockers overnight.
Consider this a “young lungs at play area” and prohibit smoking within 20 feet of path or fenced areas.
Eating and drinking is permitted in designated areas only.
Prohibited: Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, smoking, coolers, glass, music, pets/animals other than service animals.
All bags, coolers, containers subject to search and restricted from entry.
Individuals may be expelled or banned for offensive behavior, foul language, or aggressive behaviors.

Splashpad will close for the day if weather is below 70*, rains, high winds, lightning/thunder, or power outages.
Splashpad will close if the City is on restricted water use.
Splashpad will close for necessary maintenance during operating hours.