City Recreation Director Louie Reyes speaks to a group of students from Yucca Elementary (who were anxious to try out the Splash Pad) on the importance of water safety and conservation Tuesday at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex Splash Pad. “Water is very important — we can’t live without it — that’s why we’ve got to make sure we conserve it,” said Reyes. Certified pool operator and supervisor of the water system which powers the Splash Pad, Jacob Mendoza, demonstrated to the children how he tests the water to ensure its safety. “I test the water six times a day … to make sure it is safe for you guys,” said Mendoza. He also said the water’s PH is constantly tested by regulator before it is pumped out to the features. The Splash Pad will open for the summer at 2 p.m. Friday. Throughout the season, the pad will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 7 p.m. on Sunday until Labor Day weekend. A summer recreation program registration will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. during the opening of the Splash Pad. For more information, contact Reyes at 746-9009.