The new spraypark at Highland Park will open at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 28. The community is invited to come enjoy this new, family friendly amenity.
The spraypark features several different types of water play, including overhead buckets that fill and dump, playful jets that gently “jump” around the splash pad, and gurgling gushers. The water feature was designed and built to appeal to a range of ages from very young children and up. For year round interest, the surface has a solar system theme with to-scale bronze planets inlaid in colorful concrete.
The final design was chosen based on input from the community at several public meetings. Safety, water/energy conservation, and selection of spray features that the community finds engaging were key considerations in the design.
The Parks and Green Spaces Levy initially set aside $200,000 for design and construction of this project. Additional funding was allocated for a total of $635,000, which provides better water conservation through full water re-circulating systems, and a more appealing play experience.
The project also includes artwork from artist Leo Berk. Mr. Berk will install carved sculptures that resemble historic windows and doors to replace the flat grey plywood doors and windows on the adjacent comfort station. That work is expected to be complete later next month.
In August, Seattle Parks will host a community celebration to mark the completion of the project.
For more information, please contact Kelly Goold, Project Manager 206-684-0586, email@example.com.