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Cool Down At Local Spraygrounds

Six parks in Tacoma feature water fixtures for kids of all ages to cool off now that it's getting warm out.

Summer is coming -- and technically, we're already seeing some weather that is cause for shorts, T-shirts ... and maybe even swimsuits? One fun thing to do when it's warm out is hit up a local sprayground to cool off.

One awesome thing about the six spraygrounds in Tacoma is that not only do they have water features, but they are also regular parks with swings, slides, picnic tables and more. And even better -- they're free!

The six parks are open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Labor Day.

They are:

For those wondering about hygiene, the water at the spraygrounds is recycled and sanitized through filtration and UV light. The parks go through about 7,000 gallons of water every week via its recirculation system; if they were to use fresh water, it would be nearly a million gallons a week.

Brent Champaco May 29, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Sounds nice. For anyone who doesn't want to travel to Tacoma, any suggestions in Lakewood on where to keep the kids cool this summer?
Jennifer Chancellor May 30, 2012 at 12:10 AM
That's the frustrating thing -- none of the suburbs have one! There isn't even an outdoor public pool in town. When I win my Pulitzer and get rich, I'll build a Cougar-themed sprayground.
Locked n Loaded May 30, 2012 at 04:52 PM
They should use some of the grass area at Steilacoom Park to build a water park for kids. Also create more parking.
Jayme Taylor May 30, 2012 at 05:17 PM
It's indoors, but the Clover Park High School pool is open this summer! http://www.cloverpark.k12.wa.us/Admin/Facilities.aspx#pools
Brent Champaco May 30, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Good idea ...
Brent Champaco May 30, 2012 at 06:11 PM
How could we forget? Thanks for reminding us, Jayme.
Jennifer Chancellor May 30, 2012 at 06:23 PM
That's a fabulous idea!
Jennifer Chancellor May 30, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Word. I'm planning a story on their summer swim lessons. And no, not with photos of myself. We're trying to ATTRACT readers.
John Mejia May 30, 2012 at 06:58 PM
I work for the company that manufactured the features for the Jefferson Park, McKinley Playfield and Wright Park Splashpads (Vortex). We are proud to have been part of these projects! If you would like to learn more about Vortex, find installations in your area or would like a Splashpad for your community, please visit http://www.vortex-west.com and contact us. Vortex is the world leader in Aquatic Play Solutions with over 4,500 installations worldwide!

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