Fountains and Spray Grounds

When the outside temperatures are not expected to reach above 65 degrees, sites may close for the day. Operations are expected to resume when the hot temperatures return. If in doubt, please contact the site prior to going for some water fun!

Uncle Wilbur Fountain at Acacia Park

Acacia Park, 115 East Platte Avenue

  • Hours: Closed for the 2018 Season. Reopening Summer of 2019.

Lightning Safety Procedures

  • Lightning can occur with or without rain.
  • Fountains follow the “30/30” rule means that at a flash to the bang of 30, staff will turn off the fountain and begin to seek shelter.  Activities will not resume until after 30 minutes after the last audible thunder. Flash to Bang method: Observe the lightning, count the number of seconds until one hears the thunder. Divide the number by 5 to get the distance in miles the lightning is from you. 5=1 mile, 10=2 miles, 15=3 miles etc...
  • The same counting method will be used for hearing Bang to Bang or seeing Flash to Flash
  • Under 30 seconds, staff and patrons should seek immediate shelter in a safe location until operations resume.

Julie Penrose Fountain at America the Beautiful Park 

America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive

  • Hours: Closed for the 2018 Season. Reopening Summer of 2019.

Lightning Safety Procedures

  • Lightning can occur with or without rain.
  • Fountains follow the “30/30” rule means that at a flash to the bang of 30, staff will turn off the fountain and begin to seek shelter.  Activities will not resume until after 30 minutes after the last audible thunder. Flash to Bang method: Observe the lightning, count the number of seconds until one hears the thunder. Divide the number by 5 to get the distance in miles the lightning is from you. 5=1 mile, 10=2 miles, 15=3 miles etc...
  • The same counting method will be used for hearing Bang to Bang or seeing Flash to Flash
  • Under 30 seconds, staff and patrons should seek immediate shelter in a safe location until operations resume.

Deerfield Hills Spray Ground at Deerfield Hills Park

The Spray Ground includes 16 different water spray features containing over 50 individual spray nozzles and various features including Bell Trios, Foaming Geysers, Ground Geysers, Soak Stations, Water Jellys, Water Quests, Water Trios and a Water Wall!

Hours: Closed for the 2018 Season. Reopening Summer of 2019.

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The Water Hole at Venezia Park

John Venezia Community Park at the intersection of Briargate Parkway and Union Blvd.

Hours: Closed for the 2018 Season. Reopening Summer of 2019.

NOTES: 

  • Use site at your own risk.  There will be no lifeguard or park staff supervision around the fountain during hours of operation.
  • Fountains will close due to adverse weather conditions such as high winds, severe rain and thunderstorms, or temperatures under 60 degrees.
  • Fountains will close due to technical difficulties and/or emergency maintenance repairs.

Lightning Safety Procedures

  • Lightning can occur with or without rain.
  • Fountains follow the “30/30” rule means that at a flash to the bang of 30, staff will turn off the fountain and begin to seek shelter.  Activities will not resume until after 30 minutes after the last audible thunder. Flash to Bang method: Observe the lightning, count the number of seconds until one hears the thunder. Divide the number by 5 to get the distance in miles the lightning is from you. 5=1 mile, 10=2 miles, 15=3 miles etc...
  • The same counting method will be used for hearing Bang to Bang or seeing Flash to Flash
  • Under 30 seconds, patrons should seek immediate shelter in a safe location until operations resume.