The Okotoks spray park is the perfect place to take children to beat the heat this summer.
Community services manager Susan Laurin said the spray park has something for children of all ages with colourful water cannons, sprayers and sprinklers that shoot up from the ground.
The main attraction is a large bucket that tips over spilling its load of water on anyone underneath.
The park will be open for a shortened schedule this year to make way for expansion project.
It will open for the summer on June 3 and and remain open for the season until Sept. 4, pending weather conditions.
The expanded spray park will feature additional interactive water features, and the entire park will be fully accessible. Washrooms have also been added.
Admission to the park is free. The park is located next to the Okotoks Recreation Centre on Milligan Drive.
Laurin explained said the water used in the park is recycled.
“We have a recirculation system, it’s very similar to the swimming pool,” she said. “Once it’s filled there’s a
big holding tank buried underground and that water continues to circulate.”
Laurin said the park is designed so water drains to the centre and it is then filtered and disinfected before being put back into the holding tank.
The park operates from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days per week, weather permitting. Laurin said the park is typically open on days when the temperatures are above 20 C.