The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department invites families for an official grand opening of the Grandview Spray Park at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 21, at Grandview Park located at 3225 Jefferson.
The grand opening celebration of the City’s newest spray park will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony followed by a celebration that includes free games, live music, family-oriented and free food.
The Grandview Spray Park features a splash pad with more than 15 water features, such as a large dump bucket, water spouts and fountains. Unique to the spray park is an interactive water stream, best known as a water journey that allows children to race and compete with loose floating objects on two channel tracks.
The tracks have drawbridges and gates that may be used to manipulate the outcome of the race.
The spray park has other amenities, such as a shaded are picnic tables, security lighting, security cameras, ADA accessible sidewalks and landscaping.
The Grandview Spray Park is the fourth spray park completed by the City, costing approximately $884,000. Funding for the project came from Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).
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.
Additional spray parks are under construction throughout the City, one in each of the City Representative Districts. The City recently opened Pavo Real Spray Park; Sue Young Spray and Hidden Valley Spray Park opened in 2016. The following spray parks will open by the end of May:
- Westside Park Spray Park, 7400 High Ridge Dr.
- Marty Robbins Spray Park, 11600 Vista Del Sol Dr.
- Braden Aboud Spray Park, 4325 Riverbend Dr.
- Salvador Rivas Jr. Spray Park, 12480 Pebble Hills Dr.
The spray park projects are part of the City of El Paso’s commitment to enhance El Paso’s quality of life through recreational, cultural and educational environments.