Plainfield Town Council votes to expand Splash Island Outdoor Waterpark

Compiled by Nicole Davis

The Plainfield Town Council met Aug. 14 for a regular council meeting. The meeting was live streamed for members of the public who could not attend. The council meets at 6 p.m. for a work session and 7 p.m. for a council meeting on the second and fourth Mondays each month, at 591 Moon Road. Agendas and meeting minutes can be found at The next meeting is scheduled for Aug. 28.

WHAT HAPPENED: The council passed Ordinance 31-2023, which would establish a stop sign at the intersection of East Street and Krewson Avenue.

WHAT IT MEANS: The need for this stop sign was determined due to the upcoming improvements that will enhance pedestrian facilities at this location. Traffic traveling southbound on East Street, approaching the intersection of Krewson Avenue will be required to come to a complete stop before entering the intersection.

WHAT HAPPENED: The Plainfield Town Council approved a $8,364,500.00 contract with Patterson Horth Inc. to expand Splash Island Outdoor Waterpark. The expansion includes three new waterslides, a splash pad, tiki hut cabana rentals and an updated pool maintenance building.

WHAT IT MEANS: The 4 ½-acre Caribbean-themed outdoor waterpark, which opened to the public in June of 2004, currently features three waterslides, a 900-foot leisure river, an interactive children’s play area and more. “As we gear up to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of Splash Island at the Richard A. Carlucci Recreation and Aquatic Center, we’re excited to bring these new amenities online,” said Robin Brandgard, Town of Plainfield Town Council president. “The Plainfield Parks & Recreation Department has established themselves as a department that creates memories for our residents and visitors, and we believe these additions will continue providing lasting memories for everyone.” With the addition of three additional waterslides, the expansion improves the waterpark by offering guests six large waterslides. A new splash pad will be installed within the park, as well, extending the department’s aquatic operations beyond the established pool season. Visitors will have new opportunities for private spaces within the park, with the new tiki hut cabana rentals. The project also includes replacement of the kids’ play structure located in the main pool. The Splash Island expansion will begin in September of 2023, with plans to open in time for the 2024 Summer Season on Memorial Day weekend.