The city’s first dog spray park opened today at Pavo Real Park.
The spray park designed entirely for dogs is fenced and features a fire hydrant and water that shoot from the ground in unpredictable patterns, according to officials with the city of El Paso.
In addition, the city’s second spray park for humans opened right next door. It features a splash pad with more than 20 water features, such as a large dump bucket, two large slides, water cannons, hanging spouts, and fountains that shoot from the ground. For comfort and security, the spray park has other amenities, such as park benches, shaded picnic tables, security lighting, security cameras, 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. 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. There are separate filtration systems for both slash parks.
The splash park is located at 9301 Alameda. They will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.