It seems likely that Ellsworth and surrounding area's children are going to have to find a different way to cool off this summer, as it appears unlikely that the Ellsworth Splash Pad is going to be turned on because of COVID-19 concerns.

Photo Chris Popper

The thought was that having the Splash Pad operational would make social distancing impossible.

However, the bathrooms which are currently still winterized are set to open in the next couple of weeks, which will alleviate the need for the porta-potties in the park and provide a little more hygienic ways to go to the bathroom if necessary.