The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department invites families for an official grand opening celebration of the Salvador Rivas Jr. Spray Park at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 10, at 12480 Pebble Hills.
The grand opening celebration of the City’s newest spray park will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a family-friendly celebration that includes free games, live music, educational booths and free food.
The Salvador Rivas Spray Park features a splash pad with a large dump bucket and more than 15 water features such as spouts and fountains. The spray park has other amenities such as, picnic tables, security lighting, security cameras, ADA accessible sidewalks and landscaping.
The Salvador Rivas Spray Park is the eighth and final spray park completed by the City, costing approximately $878,000. Funding for the project came from Quality of Life Bonds.
The spray parks operate by recirculating water through filtration and chemical sanitation systems, not unlike those found in pools. The typical water turnover is 30 to 60 minutes, which is the same for most wading pools. Customers control the water usage by depressing a button or passing near motion detectors. If there is no one playing in an area, then no water flows.
There are a total of eight city spray parks in El Paso, one in each of the City Representative Districts. The City recently opened the Braden Aboud Spray Park, Marty Robbins Spray Park, Westside Spray Park, Grandview Spray Park and Pavo Real Spray Park. The Sue Young Spray Park and Hidden Valley Spray Park opened in 2016.
City spray parks are open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. More information on the City’s spray parks can be found by calling the the El Paso Parks and Recreation Department at (915) 544-3556 or visiting www.epdaycation.com