The Longview News-Journal (http://bit.ly/I4KVGQ ) reported Monday that the $1.5 million water-based entertainment complex will have fountains, sprinklers and spouts. The Lear Park site will also have areas with western, sports and pirate themes.
The target opening date for the splash pad, featuring play areas with no standing water, is June 22.
City spokesman Shawn Hara says Longview completed several park projects, using voter-approved bond money, for less than budgeted.
City leaders are using some of the savings on the splash pad, with Longview's share about $1 million. The Longview Economic Development Board and private donations also contributed.
The complex will be named for late civic leader Jack Mann.