After three months of construction and a valiant fundraising effort from members of the Sedona community (Specifically MY club – Rotary Club of Sedona Red Rocks as a club and as individuals), the brand new Splash Park opens for children to enjoy at Sunset Park this week – Thursday, June 5, 2014!
This 1,900 square foot splash park is appropriately located next to the existing playgrounds at the park and features eight ground sprays and five above grade spray features. All spray features are on a timer, that when activated, will turn on the water using three different spray sequences. This will use the water most efficiently and keep the children guessing and having fun about where the water will come out next. Splash parks are designed to be safe and all-ages friendly by having zero depth water accumulation. Toddlers will be able to play in the water without needing to be held by parents. The park was designed with play areas and water features appropriate for children of different ages and heights. There will be a toddler bay in one corner and larger water features for the big kids spread throughout. The water features are considered to be another great amenity for the community to enjoy at the park.
There is no fee for playing. The water features may be activated from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week. The Parks and Recreation Department plans on having the splash park open through September. This is subject to change based on weather conditions annually.
Grab your swimsuit and sunscreen and head over to Sunset Park, 655 Sunset Drive, to check out this fun new playground. Additional parking is available along Shelby Drive, a short walk along the existing sidewalk and over the bridge into the park. Please contact Parks and Recreation at (928) 282-7098 with any questions.