New Spray Park Gushes with Summer Fun, Community Spirit
July 27, 2011
The taps are on and the water’s flowing at the new Callingwood Spray Park in southwest Edmonton.
“This is a big day for the community. Amenities like the Callingwood Spray Park help make Edmonton more livable,” said Councillor Karen Leibovici. “Of course they’re great for getting through the hottest days, but they’re also about coming together with our neighbours and building strong communities.”
The City partnered with the Government of Canada, Province of Alberta and the community leagues of Wedgewood Ravine, Willowby, Callingwood Lymburn, Lessard, Westridge Wolf Willow Country Club, Glastonbury, Rio Terrace, Meadowlark and West Meadowlark to fund construction of the park.
“Our Government is proud to support projects like the Callingwood District Park through Canada’s Economic Action Plan,” said the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister Responsible for Northern Alberta, on behalf of the Honourable Lynne Yelich, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification. “The new public spray park and activity areas will improve the recreational opportunities for residents in west Edmonton for years to come.”
Designed with a “River Life” theme by a committee made up of City and community representatives, the facility includes:
- 40 different water effects that shower, spout, spray, shoot, splash and spill water.
- Custom-designed features such as a hollow log slide, faux bridges and a faux-rock waterfall area.
- Three separate activity areas – one for small children, a multi-age section and an area for older children.
The spray park cost $890,000 and is part of a larger initiative to revitalize Edmonton’s Callingwood District Park, which received over $486,000 from the Government of Canada’s Recreational Infrastructure Canada program.
Other funding sources included:
- $446,500 from the City of Edmonton
- $125,000 from the Alberta Lottery program
- $22,500 from community league fundraising efforts
The Callingwood Spray Park is open Saturday–Thursday from 11am–6pm and located at 177 Street and 69 Avenue.
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