Red Deer residents have been having some summer fun at Beat the Heat Pop-up Spray Parks. (Photo contributed)

Pop-up spray parks visit Red Deer neighbourhoods

A City of Red Deer pilot program

Pop-up spray parks — with the help of an aerial ladder, fire truck and hose — have been hitting Red Deer neighbourhoods this summer.

Beat the Heat Pop-up Spray Parks operated each Thursday in July (weather dependent), from 6:30 to 8 p.m., and will continue throughout August, starting August 1 at Riverside Meadows Community Centre, 6021 57th Ave.

Spray park locations are posted at reddeer.ca.

“The idea behind it was to build relationships with the community and various city departments. Quite simply, we just wanted to figure out how we could have some fun in the summer and bring the community together,” said Tyler Pelke, deputy chief of operations with Red Deer Emergency Services.

Social Planning also bring games and water guns for extra fun.

The pilot program, led by the City of Red Deer, is a co-ordinated effort between Emergency Services, Social Planning, Recreation Parks and Culture, Environmental Services, RCMP, municipal enforcement and community groups.

Pelke said it’s an opportunity to introduce Red Deerians to the different city departments while enjoying the summer weather. So far only one spray park was cancelled due to rain.



szielinski@reddeeradvocate.com

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Red Deer residents have been having some summer fun at Beat the Heat Pop-up Spray Parks. (Photo contributed)

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