Spraygrounds are water playgrounds with fixtures and fountains that spray water. They are similar to water play areas, such as those at Kimberley Park and Bolton pools, with a significant difference: Spraygrounds are not set in standing water, making them safer for children. A popular alternative to swimming pools, spraygrounds save resources by recirculating and filtering the water nor do they require lifeguards or staffing.
How to Use a Sprayground
Push the button, mounted on a bollard at the edge of the sprayground, to activate the water for 15 minutes. If nobody pushes the button again within 15 minutes, the water will stop.
Open Sprayground Locations
- Hathaway Park, 301 Anita Drive
- Little Creek Park, 600 Foxcroft Drive
- Mineral Springs Pool, 4700 Ogburn Avenue
- Polo Pool*, 1850 Polo Road
- Reynolds Park, 2450 Reynolds Park Road
- Rupert Bell Park, 1501 Mt. Zion Place
- Sedge Garden Park, 401 Robbins Road
Spraygrounds will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. April 1 - October 31. With the exception of the Spraygrounds located at Polo Pool* and Mineral Springs, Spraygrounds at these locations will be operated based on the pool schedule and will require admission fees.
*Polo Pool sprayground will operate independently until the pool is open.
A sprayground is under construction at Nelson Malloy Park in the North Ward.