Highland Park Spraypark sneak peek: Opening ‘very close’

Thanks to Kelly Goold, Seattle Parks‘ project manager for the Highland Park Spraypark, for the sneak-peek photos taken while it was being tested. We’ve been checking with him on the spraypark’s status; he tells WSB this afternoon that opening day is “close,” but right now, they’re waiting on a part:

Construction is complete, and the spraypark is fully functional (and very cool). However, there are some minor problems with the water quality system, and we need to be overly cautious in dealing with this. The manufacturer is supplying a new part and it will be installed as soon as we get it … we are very close.

The Parks and Green Spaces Levy-funded spraypark replaces the old Highland Park wading pool, which has been closed for five years. Sprayparks are considered more economical and sustainable – no staffing required; less water evaporation.

Speaking of wading pools – their season starts two weeks from tomorrow; here’s the citywide schedule.

4 Replies to "Highland Park Spraypark sneak peek: Opening 'very close'"

  • JW June 7, 2013 (7:45 pm)

    Where is this park located ?

  • mona June 8, 2013 (8:27 am)

    I can’t wait!

  • Westseattledood June 8, 2013 (8:28 am)

    11th and Cloverdale is the southern, easiest access. There are tennis courts and a brick building on either side of it.

    It is a small but very sweet spraypark. It’ll be even better when picnic tables, art and park pathways are funded.

  • Christie June 8, 2013 (9:15 am)

    YEAH – Can’t wait

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