The Sandwich Park District announced the opening of the splash pad in Milestone Park, 1375 Castle St., in a social media post July 1.

Previously, the splash pad had been closed as officials awaited guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health for safely opening the facility.

According to information provided by the park district, the splash pad will be open from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Monday through Sunday. To follow the governor's order recommending a maximum 50% capacity, the maximum occupancy will be no more than 40 people. Water fountains have been turned off, and patrons are asked to bring their own drinks.

Face coverings must be worn when not playing, the park district statement continued, and patrons are asked to maintain a social distance of 6 feet whenever possible. Patrons also are asked to limit their stay at the splash pad to no more than two hours to allow others the chance to enjoy the space.

If guidelines are not followed, the park district will consider closing the splash pad again, the statement said.