New playground at Dell Holmes Park is all wet
Get your kids' water shoes on and head over to Dell Holmes Park, 2741 22nd St. S, for the dedication of the splash pad water playground at 9 a.m. Saturday. Mike Vineyard, the city of St. Petersburg's park operations manager, says that an in-ground tank holds about 3,000 gallons of chlorinated water that is recirculated. The water is also filtered to prevent the spread of germs. The splash pad, which will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 1 through Oct. 31, has motion sensors so that kids set off the water themselves. It runs for 15 minutes until someone else decides to set it all in motion again. Up to 70 people can be on the splash pad. Slather on the sunscreen, bring towels and make sure the little ones who aren't potty-trained wear swim diapers. The park opens 30 minutes before sunrise and closes 30 minutes after sunset each day. For more information, call the Parks Administration Office at (727) 893-7335.
Relay for Life has downtown event
The American Cancer Society is holding its first Relay for Life of Downtown St. Petersburg on Friday and Saturday at Al Lang Field at Progress Energy Park. The event encourages participants to form teams to walk in honor of cancer survivors, pay tribute to lives lost to the disease, and raise money to help fight cancer. The event will include the Luminaria Ceremony of Hope at 9 p.m. Friday and a survivor reception. The reception will be catered by Bella Brava, Island Flavors & Tings and Cafe Alma. For more information, call (813) 787-1192