Castle Park Spray Park
The new spray park at Castle Park opened to the public on Aug. 3 with 11 unique play features for younger and older children.
The spray park is 375 square metres in size (4,000 square feet) and located near the washroom building on the north side of the park.
Operating daily from 9 am-9 pm, throughout the summer, the new spray park complements Castle Park’s other features, which include a playground, picnic tables, washrooms, walking trails, large open spaces and scenic views of the Fraser River. Castle Park is located at 2252 Castle Crescent.
Spray Park Features
The spray pad has two connected but distinct sections, with Aquatix-brand water play elements suited to children ages two to five, and to those ages five to 12:
- For the older children, features include a towering VersoSplash that unexpectedly dumps buckets of water, and a flexible SprayVine that allows children to direct streams of water at each other.
- Younger children will enjoy smaller-scale toys such as the Tot Water Post and Tot Shower Dome, both with different waterfall-style effects.
To conserve water, the systems is equipped with low-flow features and sprayers, timers, and on/off buttons.
Several new benches were also added, and new trees will be planted in fall 2019.
Funded through the 2019 capital budget, the project will benefit families in south and central Port Coquitlam and was identified as a need in the Parks, Recreation and Culture Plan. It is Port Coquitlam’s third spray park, in addition to those at Sun Valley Park on the north side, and Lions Park near the downtown.
Work began in early May with the City’s installation of a water service connection, followed by site preparation and construction by contractor Habitat Systems.
The site was fenced off during construction, and the work did not affect the public use of other park features or the city’s Canada Day celebrations at Castle Park.
Engineering & Public Works