1, 2, 3… Splash-Off! The Ashland Kroc to host season opener for RJ’s Spray Park on June 1

May 28, 2024 | by LeeAnn Hastings, Mktg. Spec.

Special grand re-opening celebration 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is FREE and the first 100 KIDS will receive a free scoop of Whit's frozen custard!

If you’re looking for a local spot to cool off this summer, The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center of Ashland has got some exciting news for you!

RJ’s Spray Park will be re-opening for the 2024 summer season on Saturday, June 1. To celebrate, The Ashland Kroc Center is hosting a special grand re-opening celebration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is FREE and the first 100 KIDS in the Spray Park will receive a free scoop of vanilla or chocolate frozen custard from Whit’s Frozen Custard!

Families will also be able to have fun playing disc golf, cornhole, a giant Connect Four game, and more on the lawn. Whit’s Frozen Custard of Ashland treat trailer will be onsite. After the first 100 kids get their free scoop of chocolate or vanilla frozen custard, all attendees will be able to purchase lunch, beverages, and frozen custard from Whit’s.

Thanks to the generosity of The Ashland County Community Foundation, after the June 1 celebration, RJ’s Spray Park will be FREE and open to the public during regular hours of operation for the 2024 season. Hours for the Summer are Monday – Saturday, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. June 1 through August 18 (closed on July 4 and 5 for Independence Day).

“We are so grateful to The Ashland County Community Foundation for partnering to provide an option for the greater Ashland County community a free place to cool off and helping to cover a portion of the operating expenses for this summer,” says Dan Lawson, PhD, Director of Community Relations and Development. 

“We are also extremely appreciative to Whit’s Frozen Custard of Ashland for donating the 100 free scoops of frozen custard and remaining onsite with all of their delicious food options for attendees to purchase lunch, beverages, and frozen custard.” Dr. Lawson adds. 

Registration is not required but it is recommended. For quicker admission, go to: https://krocsales.usaeast.org/#/ashland/program/b599559c-507d-4905-ab58-ec760024e355

To see the full summer offering of classes and activities at the Ashland Kroc Center now through August, please go to the Program section of the Ashland Kroc Center’s website and download a digital version of their Summer Program Guide, or stop by one of the Welcome Desks during regular business hours and pick up a hardcopy. 

Online registration and membership information is available at: https://krocsales.usaeast.org/#/ashland

If you have any questions or would like to register for a class over the phone, please feel free to call the Ashland Kroc Center at (419) 281-8001. 

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