Splashing into summer at Rice Park in Willmar

The Splash Pad at Rice Park in Willmar is officially open for the summer season.

Fabiola Alarcon holds her son Ezra Lopez, 2, while they play Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at the Rice Park Splash Pad in Willmar. Erica Dischino / West Central Tribune

WILLMAR — With temperatures soaring to the high 80s and mid-90s this week, children and their families decided to keep cool at the Rice Park Splash Pad in Willmar. The Splash Pad opened for the season over Memorial Day weekend and will be open daily through Labor Day.

Erica Dischino is a photojournalist for the West Central Tribune and Forum News Service. She grew up in northern New Jersey and has lived in the Midwest since 2017. She enjoys photographing the stories of west central Minnesota from county fairs, parades and pandemics. Feel free to contact her at or 320-894-8865 with your best photo ideas.
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