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Rice Park wading pool in Willmar, Minn., closes for good

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WILLMAR -- For at least two generations of Willmar youngsters, the Rice Park wading pool has been a favorite place for splashing around on hot summer days.


But the knell has finally sounded for the aging pool, which closed for good this month.

"The useful life of it has expired," Steve Brisendine, director of Willmar Community Education and Recreation, said this week.

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