Taylor Street Park Sprayground opens for season June 13

Friday, June 5, 2020 - 11:58am

Delayed due to concerns about COVID-19, the 2020 opening of the Taylor Street Park Sprayground, 416 N. Taylor St., will take place Saturday, June 13, at 10 a.m. Free and open to the public, the sprayground will operate daily in two-hour sessions, then close 30 minutes for cleaning, Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. and Sundays from 1-8 p.m. The facility is scheduled to close for the season on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Community health and safety is the top priority for the Town of Wake Forest. The situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve, so the sprayground operating schedule is subject to change. Town officials will continue to closely monitor updates and follow guidelines from the Wake County Health Department, N.C. Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHSS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These guidelines have been implemented in protocols established by the Town to address potential exposure to the coronavirus and protect our community and staff.

Out of concern for public safety, Wake Forest Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources will introduce the following measures as part of the facility’s daily operations:

  • Temporary fencing will be installed around the sprayground to control the entry and exit of visitors;

  • For the purposes of contact tracing, all persons entering the sprayground must be signed in by staff;

  • Seating areas will be clearly marked to ensure proper spacing and appropriate social distancing (patrons may bring their own chairs);

  • Staff will enforce a maximum capacity of 16 people.

Again, the sprayground will be open daily in two-hour sessions, then closed for 30 minutes while employees sanitize every surface. To view the daily schedule, visit our website.

Officials say sprayground patrons can help stay healthy by practicing these health and safety guidelines:

  • Use hand sanitizer;

  • Maintain a social distance of six feet from others;

  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough and sneeze;

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and warm water;

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

An announcement concerning the opening of the Holding Park Aquatic Center, 133 W. Owen Ave.,  is expected no later than Monday, June 15.

The Taylor Street Park Sprayground is a dynamic, zero-depth aquatic play area designed to provide endless hours of fun for the entire family. The sprayground combines the sensations of different water movements - flowing, misting, and jetting - with several diverse features for an unequaled aquatic play adventure. For more information, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Sprayground” or contact Athletics & Aquatics Superintendent Edward Austin at 919-435-9562 or eaustin@wakeforestnc.gov.

Taylor Street Park Sprayground