At the Town Council meeting on August 15, 2023, the Plainfield Town Council approved a $8,364,500.00 contract with Patterson Horth Inc. to expand Splash Island Outdoor Waterpark. The expansion includes three new waterslides, a splash pad, tiki hut cabana rentals and an updated pool maintenance building.
The 4 ½-acre Caribbean-themed outdoor waterpark, which opened to the public in June of 2004, currently features three waterslides, a 900-foot leisure river, an interactive children’s play area and more.
“As we gear up to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of Splash Island at the Richard A. Carlucci Recreation and Aquatic Center, we’re excited to bring these new amenities online,” said Robin Brandgard, Town of Plainfield Town Council President. “The Plainfield Parks & Recreation Department has established themselves as a department that creates memories for our residents and visitors, and we believe these additions will continue providing lasting memories for everyone.”
With the addition of three additional waterslides, the expansion improves the waterpark by offering guests six large waterslides. A new splash pad will be installed within the park, as well, extending the department’s aquatic operations beyond the established pool season. Visitors will have new opportunities for private spaces within the park, with the new tiki hut cabana rentals. The project also includes replacement of the kids’ play structure located in the main pool.
“The Plainfield Parks & Recreation Department is thrilled the Town Council approved this project,” said Director of Parks & Recreation, Brent Bangel. “These updates will give Splash Island a new face, making it bigger and better for our residents and visitors.”
The Splash Island expansion will begin in September of 2023, with plans to open in time for the 2024 Summer Season on Memorial Day weekend.