The spray parks are coming to central El Paso.

Officials with the city of El Paso will host a grand opening ceremony for their newest spray park at Grandview Park, 3225 Jefferson this Friday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m. It is the fourth spray park to open in El Paso.

The Grandview Spray Park features a splash pad with more than 15 water features, such as a large dump bucket, water spouts and fountains. The park will feature brand new, never before seen features, such as an interactive water stream, best known as a water journey that allows children to race and compete with loose floating objects on two channel tracks. The tracks have drawbridges and gates that may be used to manipulate the outcome of the race, according to the city of El Paso.

Other amenities include shaded picnic areas, security cameras with lighting, ADA accessible sidewalks and landscaping.

“The spray parks operate by recirculating water through filtration and chemical sanitation systems, not unlike those found in pools. The typical water turnover is 30 to 60 minutes, which is the same for most wading pools,” said the city of El Paso in a press release. “Customers control the water usage by depressing a button or passing near motion detectors. If there is no one playing in an area, then no water flows.”

 

The spray park projects are part of the City of El Paso’s commitment to enhancing El Paso’s quality of life through recreational, cultural and educational environments. The Grandview Spray Park is the fourth spray park completed by the City, costing approximately $884,000. Funding for the project came from Community Development Block Grants (CDBG).