At the center of the 4,500-square-foot splashpad is the “Family Bay,” featuring a bullfrog spray loop, frog and custom rattlesnake that shoots streams of water. These introduce infants and preschoolers to larger water elements through interactive features that allow touching, rotating and moving. The “Action Bay,” targeted toward teens and tweens, is designed to promote social development skills through activities that are high-energy, intensive and collaborative. This area features an interactive wolf, mountain lion and bear water cannons, several cause-and-effect ground sprays and dumping flowers.
The “Toddler Bay” offers non-intimidating water effects to promote cognitive development, sensorial discovery, motor skills development and socialization through interaction.
Custom mushrooms are set at a toddler-friendly height so little ones can support themselves while enjoying the various water streams.
Reduced-consumption nozzles and spray heads help keep water use down, as do touch bollards, which allow users to activate the features only when needed during pre-set operational hours. The stainless steel spray elements and plastics are recyclable at the end of their life spans, and brass spray heads and nozzles contain no lead. The park is irrigated from a waterfeature that traverses the length of the splashpad. To finance the project, voters agreed to a four-year 0.25-cent sales tax increase.