The work continues at Hamilton's American Legion Park remodel, but a portion will open up for Independence Day only.

City officials are excited about the new kids' splash deck on the east edge of the downtown Hamilton park and, with the current heat wave, Mayor Jerry Steele has authorized a one-day opening of the new water feature Thursday, July 4th.

The deck has water coming from a lady bug and a dragonfly (see photo). The deck has specific rules, including parental supervision. Read the rules!

The one-day opening will precede the grand opening of the newly renovated American Legion Park on South 2nd Street July 13. We'll have more information about that coming next week!