City’s new spray park to include more than 50 interactive features

City’s new spray park to include more than 50 interactive features

Facility expected to open to the public on July 1

The City's new spray park will include more than 50 interactive play features, including dumping buckets, water sprayers and a unique flowing stream component where children can play with floating toys.

The spray park, which is currently under construction in Jubilee Park, is expected to open to the community on July 1 as part of the City's Canada Day Celebration.

"As a city council, one of our priorities is to ensure Spruce Grove offers high quality leisure and recreation opportunities," says Spruce Grove Mayor Stuart Houston. "This new spray park is going to be a fantastic addition to our city and will certainly add to the quality of life for our residents."

When designing the spray park, special attention was given to include a range of amenities that would appeal to people of all ages.

"There will be a toddler zone for the younger users and two family zones with opportunities for both passive and active play," says Paul Feser, Supervisor of Recreation Services.

Situated near the existing playground on the south end of Jubilee Park, the spray park will also feature a pavilion that will include change rooms, outdoor showers, wet and dry bathrooms, and a staff kiosk.

An adjacent plaza space will provide seating, tables and a dry area, while the re-circulating water system will make the park both water and energy efficient.

The park will be open daily during the summer months from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will have on-site staff to assist with day-to-day operations, programming, cleaning and sanitation.

"The addition of this park supports the City's goal of providing residents with spontaneous recreation opportunities in Spruce Grove," adds Feser. "And it's also going to be a really fun way to spend a hot summer day."

As construction on the spray park continues this spring, residents and visitors to Jubilee Park are being reminded to stay behind any fenced areas and give crews and equipment room to work.

Check out the photo gallery of renderings of the new spray park.