It's just a matter of time before the heat arrives full force in Baton Rouge, and BREC's park splash pads will be ready to provide a fun and cooling respite.

The city-parish parks office announced the splash pads will open on Monday, March 12, at City-Brooks, Forest, Greenwood, Highland, Jackson, North Sherwood and Zachary Community Parks.

Each location will operate splash pads daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. until October. A button on a pole will engage the systems' spray features, running for two to three minutes before turning off.

Click here for more info from BREC.