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Marysville Spray park opens

 

Christopher Andersson

Gracie Stoddard shoots some of the water cannons at the Comeford Park Spray Park on June 3.

Kids and families can now run through water jets at Comeford Park as the local downtown Spray Park celebrated it's first week open beginning on May 28.

The spray park's water jets and spray cannons provide a place for families to play in the water that is safe and local.

It also gives families a place to cool off, especially as the weather gets warmer and summer comes to Washington.

"We love it, especially when it gets hotter we like coming here to cool off," said local parent Anna Van Gerwen.

"It's great to come here with the kids. It's fun and they just really enjoy themselves," said local parent Bridget Stoddard.

Spray parks allow kids to play in water in a way that's not as risky as some other water attractions.

Van Gerwen said she likes the park because "it's not as dangerous as taking them to the pool where they could drown."

The spray park borders and surrounding grass provide a convenient place to sit in the sun while watching your children run through the cascading water as well.

"I like that we can sit while the kids run around and you can still see them," said local parent Lindsey Dewitt.

"Yeah, we can just sit here while watching them," said Stoddard.

Stoddard also likes to have a cool summer attraction that's close to her home.

"You'd have to drive somewhere out of the area to get that before," she said.

The spray park has also made the Comeford Park area more family friendly.

Christopher Andersson

Mother Anna Van Gerwen splashes her children, Kheri-Ann Van Gerwen and Robert Van Gerwen, as they run away at the Comeford Park Spray Park on June 3.

"Definitely, when people they drive by, even if it's just a warm day, they can look over and see the families," said Stoddard.

"This year I think it's a lot better in terms of the people that come here," said Van Gerwen. "It didn't seem that way when it had first opened, but I feel like right now it's a really good thing to bring all the communities to downtown Marysville and help brighten it up," she said.

The water features of the spray park will be turned on daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The city plans to keep the spray park open through Labor Day weekend, although that date is not set in stone, depending on the weather.

The spray park is also open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for families with children with special recreational needs.

More information about the downtown spray park is available at marysvillewa.gov.

 

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