Stephenville City Council members voted to extend Splashville’s season to Aug. 9 during Tuesday’s meeting.


Jen Basham, parks and leisure services director, addressed the council via Zoom and stated that when the six weeks season was originally proposed, it ended on July 30.


However, on June 19, the city was notified that a Splashville team member had tested positive for COVID-19. The city then made the decision to close Spashville until all 50 of their employees had been tested.


On June 23, tests results came back, revealing four Splashville employees had tested positive for the virus.


Dr. Kelly Doggett, the city health official, recommended that Splashville remain closed for 14 days, until July 6, and that the city could use that time to clean and sanitize all surfaces in the facility.


"During the time we were closed, we revaluated if we would be able to extend our season," Basham told the council. "We had multiple requests from season pass holders that were exposed to the shutdown and now had a shorter season and it was determined that we could extend our season to August 9 and still be able to staff."


The council voted unanimously to extend Splashville’s season to Sunday, Aug. 9.