Waiting for the Highland Park spraypark? Quick update

June 18, 2013 at 10:38 am | In Highland Park, West Seattle news | 2 Comments

(Seattle Parks photo, taken during spraypark testing)
School’s out, the sun’s out (despite forecasts to the contrary), and West Seattle families are anxiously awaiting the opening of our area’s first-ever spraypark, in Highland Park, five years in the making. As reported here a week and a half ago, construction is done – but they can’t open just yet. First, they were awaiting a part; now, an inspection. After a reader e-mailed to ask for an update, we checked with project manager Kelly Goold, who replied: “We are now waiting on final King County Health approval. Not sure when this will occur, hoping in time for this weekend, but could be next week.”

P.S. City-run wading pools start opening this weekend – the first in our area is Lincoln Park, where the season starts Saturday (weather permitting). Here’s the full citywide schedule.

2 Comments

  1. I grew up a block from Highland Park and spent most of the 80s summers in the wading pool. Looking forward to taking my little guy there!

    Comment by Andi — 11:04 am June 18, 2013 #

  2. health inspector- please come quickly many neighborhood kids desperately want to play again in clean, recycled water. Most popular days with the wading pool 5 years ago was aprox. 20 kids at mid day. Yes, HP’s spraypark might not be able to handle that but, we have waited too long and it can’t come soon enough.

    The kids are waiting!

    Comment by HP Waders — 10:23 pm June 18, 2013 #

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