Little River Park Splashpad
Aquatic Designer: Power Play
Pool/Spa/Waterfeature Contractor: RJR Enterprises
General Contractor: RJR Enterprises
In another testament to the power of aquatics, Moore, Okla., chose to use part of its recovery funds from a 2013 tornado to finance a splashpad. But not just any splashpad — it’s the state’s largest, at 7,500 sq. ft.
The disaster destroyed a local elementary school, making this choice of aquatics feature even more poignant. The city allowed local children to choose the theme from several provided options, and they went pirate. The theme comes through loud and clear, thanks to a multi-level custom pirate ship play structure by Vortex Aquatic Structures International. It includes four elevated decks, two water slides, a large dumping bucket with skull and cross bones, seven water cannons, three dumping buckets, two spinners and one dome.
Three activity bays serve different ages and abilities. Toddler Bay and Family Bay are located on the ground surrounding the ship and feature numerous gentle water toys depicting sea life. Integrally colored concrete represents land and water areas around the ship.
The structure houses Action Bay for older kids. An elevated observation deck gives parents and guardians a place to watch their little ones. It features three cantilever shades, three benches and a seat wall with six directional wall jets.
Interactive waterfeatures: Vortex Aquatic Structures International