The spraypark at Stephen Sorensen Park in Lake Los Angeles, Calif., was completed in 2011 at a cost of $700,000. Designers used the latest technology to capture and recirculate water for a zero-depth splashpad. The water quality management system allows for maximum water play with minimal water loss. Water is sprayed and collected in a holding tank for reuse, after it is treated with both chlorine and UV filtration.
The spraypark includes 2,200 square feet of aquatic space. Ground-level and elevated spray features include: a water wall, foaming geyser, Watergarden frog, and a bollard activator.The park is located in the high desert in Northern Los Angeles County, where the summer temperatures frequently top 100 degrees. There are six large cantilevered fabric shades covering the entire splashpad, so families can enjoy the water with limited exposure to the sun.
Also, surrounding one side of the splashpad is a custom, aquatic-themed seat wall featuring fish, crabs, starfish, and other sea life. The colored concrete surface of the splashpad helps tie in the colors of the shades, spray features and seat wall.