The City of Edmonds has begun construction of its long-planned spray play area for City Park, located at 600 3rd Ave. S.
According to City of Edmonds Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services Director Carrie Hite, the park playground has been fenced off as of Tuesday, May 19, and there will be no access during construction, which is expected to last through the summer.
City crews will be busy this week readying the area for construction, and contractors from Wyser Construction are expected to be on site Tuesday, May 26 to start their work. The first part of construction will be excavating two large areas, one for the storm water detention and one for the spray park water tank. That will be followed by all-underground plumbing and electrical, utility hookups and flatwork. The final piece of the project will include the actual spray equipment installation. The finished product will be a 5,000-square-foot design with a water recirculating system.
According to a city announcement Tuesday, the contractor is hoping to finish the spray park before the end of the summer.
The full project, including new playground and spray play area, has been funded through the State Recreation Conservation Office, Snohomish County, the Hazel Miller Foundation, and the City of Edmonds.
While City Park is under construction, families are encouraged to enjoy other city playgrounds, including those at Frances Anderson Center, Haines Wharf Park, Hickman Park, Hummingbird Hill Park, Marina Beach Park, Mathay Ballinger Park and Seaview Park. Visit www.parks.edmondswa.gov for locations.