Metro Parks Enforcing Swim Diaper Rule For Babies At Water Facilities

Posted at 6:59 PM, Jun 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 01:54:21-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Babies in diapers have always been cute, but babies in diapers at a water park have been known to end the fun for everyone.

That's why Metro Water Parks said they would be enforcing some strict rules this summer.

Rules have been put in place for a reason. One accident could shut down an entire facility for hours, and that's why Metro Water Parks will be looking out for kids not wearing the right diaper.

The Watkins Sprayground on 17th Avenue North was busy Tuesday afternoon with kids trying to cool off.

No diapers were seen there that afternoon, but park officials said someone was always monitoring the park.

If they happened to see a parent with a baby wearing the wrong diaper they would ask them to come back. All babies should be wearing a swim diaper to prevent any contamination of the water.

“There are some waterborne illnesses that can be contracted, you know, E. Coli and different illnesses like that, and we want to protect the children from that and still have a great place to come and enjoy their summer,” said Sally Davis, Assistant Director at Metro Parks.

The health department and Metro Parks have been working together when it comes to the cleanliness of the facility.

Should there be an accident, it's easier to filter the water at a splash pad than a swimming pool, which could take hours and becomes another important reason to keep the pools clean this summer.