Residents Will Soon Enjoy MLK Park Splash Pad

May 16, 2013 Updated May 16, 2013 at 6:52 PM EDT

By Kyla Igoe

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May 16, 2013 Updated May 16, 2013 at 6:52 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW)-Buffalo Residents will soon enjoy a 'cool' spot on the city's east side. City leaders gathered at the much anticipated MLK Park Splash pad to announce it'll finally be opened starting June 1st. The $4.5 million dollar project will be able to accommodate 1,500 people and will offer animated water displays in the Summer equipped with an LED lighting system. Future plans also call for ice skating in the Winter and a reflection pond in the Spring and Fall.