The new sprayground at Jefferson Park is crazy-fun. The fact that the temperature didn't really get up above 75 degrees yesterday, did not deter my 6 year old from spending a solid two hours in the chilly water, laughing, giggling and jumping all the while. I was a little sad to see the wading pool go, but no longer! Anything that can burn that much kid energy for that long without a parent having to hover and worry is awesome in my book.
As of yesterday, free spraygrounds are open at Jefferson Park, McKinley Playfield, South Park, and Wapato Hills. The official Grand Opening Party will take place this Friday at McKinley playfield.
Jefferson Park also sports a cool playground, just installed last year. It's similar to the one at the Point Defiance Zoo Kids Zone, and also has some fun spinning features. Jefferson also has a couple of baseball diamonds, a tennis court, and a fair amount of empty space. It tends to be used as an off-leash dog part during the Winter, (it isn't one) but in the Summer it's filled with Summer Playground program kids, having a blast.
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