It’s the most wonderful day of the year for families that want to cool off at the two best spray parks in the city: Broadmoor Lake Spray Park in Sherwood Park and Woodlands Spray Park in St. Albert, open today.
You can find the updated hours for the Broadmoor Lake Spray Park at www.strathcona.ca.
You can find the updated hours for Woodlands Spray Park at www.stalbert.ca.
Here are some of the new precautions that you’ll find at Woodlands Spray Park:
- Please come changed and ready to get wet as change rooms are not available.
- There is a new entrance to the left of the usual entrance that will allow staff to monitor capacity, you to maintain distancing guidelines as you enter and still provide concession service inside and outside the water park.
- You will need to wait for the gate attendant to allow you access as we manage maximum capacity so you may have to wait in line if the park is busy.
- To make sure everybody has a chance to enjoy the water park, we ask that you please limit your time to 2 hours when you see there is a line-up.
- Please adhere to the various signage and markers outlining line-up areas for the concession and washroom.
- The showers are for rinsing off and are not a play feature. Only one at a time or one cohort or family at a time.
Socially Distancing at the Spray Park
This year, socially distanced playing is an essential part of stopping the spread of COVID19. Here are some of the ways that we’re socially distancing while playing, and keeping cool this season.
- Try to go during non-peak times to visit the spray park, early in the morning, or late in the afternoon, even after dinner. Avoiding the early afternoon rush is a great way to reduce your exposure to crowds
- Bring your own snacks and drinks, if you’re visiting with friends. Everyone should bring their own food, and avoid sharing food and drinks while visiting the spray park.
- Keep your distance. Find a spot on the grass or around the spray park to set-up and use a blanket to create boundaries for small children who don’t yet understand to play.
- Bring your own sand and water toys, instead of using the shared toys at the park, try to avoid sharing toys while you’re playing at the playground or spray park.
- Get changed at home – the change rooms are not open this year for families to use to get changed and dressed at the spray park.
Will you be visiting the spray parks this year? Let us know on our Facebook page, here.