One of two splash pads offering the children of Choctaw some relief from the heat, Barrel Springs Park, located in the heart of Choctaw’s Old Town district at the corner of Main Street and Gilbert is a great place to beat the summer heat. Parents can rest at the covered picnic tables while children play in the various fountains that spray from the ground. With easy access to the Choctaw Public Library, this is a great way to spend an afternoon battling summer boredom and keeping cool.
Park is open daily from 8 am to 8pm from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Tables are first come first serve, no reservations necessary. If the water isn’t spraying when you arrive, look for the post with the activation pad near the edge of the water zone and press to activate the water. The water is on a timer and will shut off to prevent waste however you can continue to reactive it as long as you need.
There is no electricity at Barrel Springs Park and a port-a-potty is provided for your convenience. Glass is prohibited at the park. The Library asks that you not wear wet suits and clothes into their building, so please plan your visit accordingly.
Grab your suits and towels and don’t forget the sunscreen!