Thanks to above-average temperatures, the Kids Care Spray Park in West Kelowna will open earlier than usual this year, giving local families a fun head start on summer 2016.
The popular children’s water park will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Saturday, May 7 to September. Spray park hours are extended in July and August, from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. The spray park is located in Westbank Centre Park, at the end of Dobbin Road or Main Street (Highway 97 Couplet) at Herbert Road.
Kids Care Spray Park is free of charge and offers 20 motion activated pieces of equipment including geysers, hoops, shower towers, and water cannons. The site also offers open lawn space for other activities and to spread out towels and blankets. Shade trees, picnic tables, and washrooms/change rooms are also available.
West Kelowna has worked to ensure water conservation is considered at public facilities and parks in the community. A notable example is the Kids Care Spray Park. This park uses a recirculating water system, which means water is collected and treated on-site and is not dumped into the sanitary system like many water parks. Just a fraction of the water used by standard water parks is needed to keep the sprinklers running throughout the summer.
Why not bring the pooch? Westbank Centre Park is also home to one of the City’s off-leash dog parks. The nature trails of Glen Canyon Regional Park can also be accessed from the park.