Families in the Crescent Acres area of Prince Albert will be able to beat the heat closer to home this summer with the opening of a new spray park in their neighbourhood.
The City of Prince Albert officially opened the new spray park Thursday. The new facility is located on Olive Diefenbaker Drive, next to the Crescent Acres Community Club, between the outdoor skating rink and ball diamond number three.
With the hot weather returning after recent rains, dozens of young children were eager to test the waters Thursday. Chad Mogg, vice-president with the Crescent Acres Community Club, said residents and children are excited to see the new facility open.
“I know there are other spray parks in the city, but it’s nice to have something we can just walk to within a couple blocks,” Mogg said. “It’s going to be quite the experience, they’re probably going to make a ton of friends this summer, so I’m pretty happy with it.”
Tim Yeaman, parks manager with the City of Prince Albert, said some landscaping is still to be done at the park, to add some turf, trees, a bench and a picnic table. Yeaman said spray parks are not only popular with children, but a big draw for people of all ages.
“If we could put a spray park in every neighbourhood, it would be great,” Yeaman added. “I think it’s a great opportunity for families to get out and to meet each other and for their kids to play together and I think that’s what community is all about.”
Friday’s weather forecast is calling for temperatures above 30 Celsius with a heat warning in effect. Ward 6 City Councillor said the new spray park will definitely be popular all summer long.
“It’s a beautiful park,” Edwards added. “It’s going to be great summertime fun for everybody.”
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