Spray Park at Riverside Park

Spray Park Closing for the Season on October 1, 2020

Spray Park Covid SignThe park is free to the public and will be open from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Hours will change with the season and other factors.

Features

Each Splash Pad has a control button that is pushed by the participants to make the sequencer run the features for 3 minute intervals.

Water conserving versions were selected on many of the features.

Smaller Kid’s Splash Pad

Highlights are:

  • Flower Shower
  • Ride & Spray Horse
  • Ride & Spray Zebra
  • Water Weave
  • Pop Dropps

Larger Splash Pad

The larger pad features:

  • 3 Bucket Fill N Spill
  • Mission Hill Showers
  • Water Fence
  • Water Arch
  • several varieties of ground sprayers.

The highlight of the larger pad is the Tidal Barrel, which has a "big splash" effect. The barrel fills up and then spills its contents around the base of the tank creating a circular sheet of water with a 16 ft. radius.

Spray Park Rules

The City of Grants Pass would like everyone to have the opportunity to enjoy the spray park in a safe manner.

  • All persons using the Spray Park do so at their own risk.
    The City of Grants Pass is not liable for accidents, injuries, damages, or theft of property.
  • Children 12 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult (18 years or older – proof of age required), and must be supervised by that adult at all times.
  • Swim diapers or rubber pants are required for children who are not potty trained. Non-swim diapers are not permitted in the water area.
  • Only swim attire is permitted in the wet area.
  • No cutoffs/street clothes or street shoes allowed in the water spray area.
  • Running, rough play, horseplay, use of balls, water guns, Frisbees or projectiles and other undue disturbances are strictly prohibited.
  • Spray Pads (areas with water elements) are designed for recreation purposes and not for bathing. Please refrain from using soaps, detergents, and shampoos in the Spray Park.
  • Climbing or playing on pad water feature components or sitting on spray heads or drains is not permitted.
  • Wheeled vehicles, such as skate boards, skates, bikes or scooters (etc.) are not permitted in the spray park area. Wheelchairs are permitted.
  • No animals, except for certified service animals, are permitted in the Spray Pad areas.
  • Radios, iPods, or other acoustical devices are only permitted when used with personal headsets.
  • No glass containers of any kind are permitted. No drinks or food of any kind is permitted on the Spray Pad areas.
  • No littering. Please use receptacles provided.
  • Do not drink the Spray Pad water. Please use the water fountain.
  • Health Code states that any persons with open sores, known infection, inflamed eyes, colds, nasal or ear discharge, boils or other acute or obvious skin or body infections, or cuts shall not use the spray pad.
  • The Spray Park will be closed during bad weather.
  • Camps/schools/organizations/groups will not be allowed entry due to space limitations.

Any violations of the above rules may be grounds for immediate ejection from the Spray Park area and possible citation by local authorities. Temporary or permanent suspension from the Spray Park may result.

*Operations may be interrupted for maintenance as needed.*

History

The park opened on August 27, 2019 slightly ahead of schedule, to allow kids to enjoy as the summer came to an end.

Funding

The City received a $40,000 grant from the Rotary Club’s Duck Derby that helped finance the project.

Parks Updates

  1. Updates


    September 24, 2020 - The Spray Park will close for the season on October 1, 2020.

    September 10, 2020
    - The Spray Park is now open from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. daily, with restrictions. 

    June 12, 2020 - The Skate Park is now open. New signage has been placed at the park alerting users to the social distancing restrictions established by state mandate. Park users must maintain 6-foot distancing. Groups of more than 10 people in the same party are prohibited. The park will be closed if distancing is not maintained or any vandalism occurs.

    Vehicles must leave spaces between other cars when parking. Visitors must enter and exit vehicles without lingering or congregating in the parking lot. Parks visitors should bring their own water and hand sanitizer and avoid touching any surfaces. Restrooms may be closed or have fewer than twice per day cleanings.

    June 3, 2020 - The BLM has reopened access to Dollar Mountain at NW Crescent.

    May 29, 2020 - Effective immediately the tennis courts, pickleball courts and dog parks are officially open. Locks have been removed and new signage in regards to proper social distancing will be up by June 1.

    Basketball courts, fields, pavilions and playgrounds remain closed at this time.

    Groups of more than 10 people are prohibited. Park users should bring their own water and hand sanitizer, avoid touching shared surfaces, and are prohibited from gathering or lingering in parking lots.

    For other restrictions due to Covid-19 and future updates, go to the city's COVID-19 Information page,

Contact Us

  1. Wendy Giordano

    Parks Superintendent
    Email Wendy Giordano

    101 NW A Street
    Grants Pass, OR 97526
    Ph: 541-450-6060

    Staff Directory

    Park Surveys



    Go to the Park Surveys page.

  2. Park Surveys



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  3. Permit Application

    Tree Permit Application (PDF)
    The Tree Permit application is required to remove, prune, and plant trees in the City right-of-way.

Contact Us

  1. Office Location


    Gilbert Creek Park
    1750 NW Hawthorne Avenue
    Grants Pass, OR 97526

    Phone


    541-471-6435

    Email


    Grants Pass Parks & Recreation

    Hours


    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

    Park Surveys

    Go to the Park Surveys page.