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After just a year, MLK Park splash pad needs repair

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After just one year in operation, a section of the splash pad in Martin Luther King Park is slated to be torn up to make repairs. City crews believe a broken pipe is to blame for low water pressure in some of the splash pads fountains. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says he is not frustrated with the need for repairs at the $4.5 million project.

"There are repair needs with infrastructure all the time, all over the city, all over the county, all over the state, all over the nation. That's what happens. Things that are mechanically built break down sometimes," Brown said Wednesday.

Brown says the repairs were put off for the summer so the splash pad could be used during warm weather.

"We know the issues and we have strategically decided to wait to repair those issues until the pool season is over," Brown said.

The Common Council has approved spending up to $275,000 to make the fix.

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