Above, the splash fountain behind the Keizer Civic Center at Chalmers Jones Park is tested in anticipation of its summer use. The fountain will be open to the public July 4 weekend, along with Wednesdays and weekends throughout the summer. All operations are contingent on a forecasted temperature of 75 degrees or above for the day. KEIZERTIMES/Jason Cox

The brand-new splash fountain at Chalmers Jones Park will be open to the public for the first time this weekend, weather permitting.

Behind Keizer Civic Center on Chemawa Road NE, the fountain will be open 1 p.m. – 7 p.m. July 3, 4, and 5, and will be open every Wednesday July 31 through Sept. 1, and every Saturday and Sunday beginning July 24 through Labor Day weekend. [MAP: 2]

Hours are the same over all open dates, but are dependent on a forecasted temperature of 75 degrees or higher.

Updates and closures will be posted at Keizer.org.