BREC opened its park splash pads at City-Brooks, Forest and Greenwood community parks Wednesday for the 2015 season.

Each location will operate splash pads daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. through October.

City-Brooks Community Park’s splash pad can be activated with a green push button on the three-foot brown pole next to the spray feature area at the edge of the brick near the landscaping.

Forest Community Park’s splash pad can be activated with a green push button on the three-foot light blue pole located in the splash pad spray area.

Greenwood Community Park’s splash pad can be activated with a green push button on the two three-foot yellow poles located in the splash pad spray area.

At each park, the button will engage the systems’ spray features and run for approximately two to three minutes

YMCA splash pad

The Baranco-Clark YMCA’s Community Zumba Party and Splash Pad Opening is set for 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. April 11 at the facility, 1735 Thomas H. Delpit Drive.

It’s opening day for the YMCA’s newly constructed splash pad.

The Zumba party will feature multiple instructors to keep your family having fun while getting fit for the day.

Program training

The A.C. Lewis YMCA is hosting “Darkness to Light Child Abuse Prevention” training at noon April 22 at its facility on 350 S. Foster Drive.

The program will provide information to help educate adults on how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

Call (225) 924-3606.

5K walk registration

Registration is underway for the Crisis Intervention Center’s fifth annual Circle of Support 5K and Memorial Mile Walk set for April 18.

The event raises funds and awareness of the free crisis intervention and traumatic loss services provided to residents and to remember loved ones who have died.

The LSU Chapter of Social Work Student Association and a 23-person LSU graduate-level social work service-learning class are joining to help with the event, which will be held at the Alex Box Stadium parking lot beginning at 8 a.m. with registration starting at 7 a.m.

Pre-register online at www.brcic.org/cos2015.apsx.

Contact Mid City Advocate Editor Darlene Denstorff by phone, (225) 336-6952 or (225) 603-1998; or email ddenstorff@theadvocate. Deadline: 5 p.m. Friday.