GRANTS PASS – Fall has arrived, and with it the cooler weather, calling for the winterization of the city’s popular new Riverside Spray Park. City crews have disconnected water valves, drained the system of all water from its pipes, and placed temporary fencing around the attraction to protect it during the winter season.
This past summer the park was open for its first full season an average of 10 hours per day, seven days per week.
“The Riverside Spray Park was open to the delight of children from around the area,” said Wendy Giordano, superintendent of Parks and Property Management.
“The addition of the Ride N Spray Zebra this year was also a fun way to cool off, and an alternative for overflow riders of the beloved Ride N Spray Pony,” she said.
A well-known historic feature of the park was also replaced this year. The lion water fountain was restored and placed nearby the spray park so residents could fill water bottles or get a quick drink in between activities at the park.
“I’ve had more people excited about the return of the lion and ‘bringing back this fond memory of their childhood’ than many other high-profile projects we have completed this year,” said Giordano.
The addition of food trucks to Riverside Park this year, also provided visitors with an opportunity to purchase food and beverages while at the park.
“Our parks team did a great job of keeping the park operational for the summer, and we look forward to reopening the park when the weather gets warm again next year,” Giordano said.