Highland Park Spraypark, day 1: Back in action!

June 28, 2013 at 4:49 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle parks | 11 Comments

(PHOTO UPDATED 6:32 pm – early evening, day 1)
4:49 PM: We finally made it over to Highland Park Spraypark, on its first day of operations, and found out it’s hit a bit of trouble – the water quit working about half an hour ago. So if you were planning on going over this evening – be forewarned. We’ll be checking back in a bit to see if it’s been fixed, since we’re told Seattle Parks has already been notified.

5:09 PM UPDATE: Joelle Hammerstad from Parks confirms staff is on the way to try to fix it.

5:35 PM UPDATE: It’s working! And open till 8, at 11th/Cloverdale.

11 Comments

  1. rumor is it’s working again now!

    Comment by cs in hp — 5:16 pm June 28, 2013 #

  2. thanks – we’ll head back over to see!

    Comment by WSB — 5:20 pm June 28, 2013 #

  3. What on earth is a spraypark?

    Comment by chuck and sally's van man — 5:24 pm June 28, 2013 #

  4. Oh, you know. They’ve mentioned it a few times. ;)

    tl;dr: a spray park is a more economical answer to a pool. It uses less water and doesn’t require a lifeguard.

    http://westseattleblog.com/2013/06/highland-park-spraypark-will-open-tomorrow

    http://westseattleblog.com/2013/06/highland-park-spraypark-sneak-peek-getting-close

    http://westseattleblog.com/2013/05/highland-parks-new-spraypark-might-open-this-weekend

    http://westseattleblog.com/2013/05/highland-park-spraypark-update-just-weeks-away

    Comment by Andi — 6:33 pm June 28, 2013 #

  5. Thanks, Andi. When I was a kid we just had the goofy things we attached to the garden hose, ilke the one that swirled water spray, and then of course Slip ‘n’ Slide (which I just saw in the window at Atomic Boys in Admiral) … These have been around for quite some time; our kid loved going to them (in other communities) when he was toddler/preschooler age, and he’s now going into his senior year in high school … But this is the first one in West Seattle. TR

    Comment by WSB — 6:37 pm June 28, 2013 #

  6. And what a great day to have it up and working!!!

    Comment by nemobeansmom — 6:49 pm June 28, 2013 #

  7. Man spray parks are SOOOOO FUN and FREE!! Our tax dollars at work? Maybe?! Ha! We have one near our place in shoreline.(yes shoreline! I like to check up on whats going on in my home town) ;)

    Comment by Jamie — 8:59 pm June 28, 2013 #

  8. It stopped working for a while around 12:30 today too. Don’t know when it came back up cause we went home for nap time.

    Comment by AJP — 9:17 pm June 28, 2013 #

  9. Thanks. My “No Kids” is showing ;)

    Comment by chuck and sally's van man — 3:34 pm June 29, 2013 #

  10. We went and it was wonderful! The only negative was some of the kids had those big blaster water guns, and one of them kept going around and getting kids in the face with it, whether they liked it or not. Other than that, it was fun!

    Comment by Georgia Mom — 7:02 pm June 29, 2013 #

  11. We took our 2 year-old yesterday. I’m not sure who had more fun; him or me. I will say that I expected it to cover a larger area, but even with the number of families there, it still worked out. For those of you going during the hot weather, please know that there is very little shade around the spray park and playground. Portions of Highland Park that are shaded and adjacent to the spray area are currently closed off for lawn irrigation. Lastly, my advice to parents is to join in on the wet fun. It was a great way to cool down.

    Comment by Alexia — 4:28 pm July 1, 2013 #

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