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Ironwood splash pad popular in summer months

 

July 9, 2022

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

HAVING A wet and wonderful time at the downtown square splash pad in Ironwood are members of two families beating the heat early on Thursday evening. At left is Cameron Menigoz, playfully fending off an attack from his son, Rudy, 5, wielding a long squirt gun. At right is Bruce Furyk holding up his daughter, Ellie, 5, as his other daughter, Abigail, 3, dashes behind him. In the center, waiting for the right moment in which to barge in, is Rudy's little brother, James, 2. In the background, from left, are Zoe, 12, the girls' older sister, and Natalie Furyk, their mother. The blue button in the forefront turns the water on.

By P.J. GLISSON

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IRONWOOD - While temperatures lingered in the 80s on Thursday, some folks took refuge with cold drinks and air conditioning while others hit the sun face-to-face, albeit with a little help at Ironwood's new downtown square.

A splash pad within the square is a popular place with local children, who relish running through the multiple jets of water that burst from a cement pad.

Parents can watch from picnic tables on the adjacent lawn or - better yet - join right in on the fun.

The evidence was clear on Thursday when two families found themselves, spon...



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