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What’s Up Osceola? - El Yunque splash pad groundbreaking


Osceola County, FL - October 21, 2021 - Recently, Commissioner Viviana Janer hosted a groundbreaking for Osceola County's first splash pad! This new attraction will be located in Buenaventura Lakes on part of the 65th Infantry Veterans Park.

Inspired by Puerto Rico’s El Yunque National Forest*, the splash pad will have 34 water features, including a water dump platform, spraying palms, animals and plants. The splash pad is designed so there will be no standing water and for it to be activated when guests arrive. Capacity is between 30 and 40 people.

The site will include a rest room, sunbathing lawn, covered picnic tables and observation benches. Landscaping will have a tropical theme. The total site is about an acre in size, which will be fenced. Expected operations are daylight hours, seven days a week.

*El Yunque National Forest is the only tropical rainforest in the national forest system. At nearly 29,000 acres, it is one of the smallest in size, yet one of the most biologically diverse -- with breathtaking scenery, clear mountain rivers, and outdoor recreation opportunities year-round.