Water splashing in children’s faces as the boys and girls giggle and chase each other while their parents laugh and keep a watchful eye — it’s summer in the Rio Grande Valley, and people who are just looking for a way to beat the heat soaked up these vibes at the new Pirate’s Cove splash park in Edinburg on Monday.
Edinburg answered the call for relief from the 100-plus-degree temperatures in the form of a $3-entry fee ($2 for people 6 and under and 55 and over) at the park, which officially opened Friday and has since drawn hundreds of families to the amenities located at 125 Mark S. Pena Drive.
During these dog days of summer, it’s likely the park will continue to see the kind of activity seen Monday, when families flooded Pirate’s Cove seemingly all day to cool off.
Pirate’s Cove is open Monday to Friday from 9 to 11:30 a.m., 1 to 5 p.m. and 5:30 to 8 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., and 6 to 8:45 p.m.
Visit cityofedinburg.com for information on swimming lessons and the hours that the municipal pool is open to the public.