Taylor Street Park Sprayground

The Taylor Street Park Sprayground officially opened on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017.

Located in the vicinity of Taylor Street Park and the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St., the sprayground is free and open to the public daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

How the Sprayground Works
When you visit the sprayground, simply press the activator button on top of the orange pole, and the sprayground will produce a water flow in four-minute cycles.

About the Sprayground
The initiative is a joint effort between the Town of Wake Forest and Wake County.

Wake Forest's first sprayground is a dynamic, zero-depth aquatic play area that provides endless hours of fun for the entire family. The sprayground combines the sensations of different water movements—flowing, misting, and jetting—with diverse features for an unequaled aquatic play adventure.

Sprayground Features

16 - jet streams

1 - arch

1 - tot mister

1 - Ombrello Twirl

1 - bucket trio

1 - rooster tail

5 - directional water jets

1 - aqua dome

1 - split stream

1 - bollard activator

1 - playsafe drain

Sprayground Benefits

    Brings people of all ages together to create engaged communities.

    Innovative recirculation and capture & repurpose water management systems reduce water consumption.

    Zero-depth spaces eliminate risk and staffing needs.

    Unscripted free play encourages children to create their own experiences.

    Splashpad® feature and color options ensure that they always complement the surrounding landscape and facilities.

    Light mists, jets, flowing and sprinkling effects combine to keep play experiences fresh and entertainment value high.

    Encourages physical, functional and social development in children of all abilities.\

The total cost to build the Taylor Street Park Sprayground is $345,272.

The project received Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding through Wake County Human Services. As part of the grant funding agreement, Wake County requires the applicant to provide funds to cover at least 20% of project costs, while the CDBG funds pay up to 80% of total project costs.

Hollins Construction, headquartered on Rogers Road in Wake Forest, was responsible for all concrete and utility work. Hollins partnered with Vortex, the supplier and manufacturer of the sprayground equipment to install all fixtures and controls association with the project.

The Town also received $2,500 from the Kiwanis Club of Wake Forest to be used to purchase a memorial bench in memory of Tom Dimmock - a long-time Kiwanis Club president. 

Taylor Street Park Sprayground Grand Opening April 14

Area residents are invited to the official grand opening of the Taylor Street Park Sprayground on Saturday, April 14, at 11 a.m. The sprayground is located in the vicinity of Taylor Street Park and the Alston-Massenburg Center, 416 N. Taylor St.

The grand opening celebration will include a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony, brief remarks by Mayor Vivian Jones and light refreshments.

Parents are urged to bring their kids and their bathing suits, so they can make a splash after the ribbon-cutting.

As part of the event, the PRCR Department will also unveil a park bench donated by the Wake Forest Kiwanis Club in honor of Thomas J. Dimmock, affectionately known as “Mr. Kiwanis.” Dimmock, who passed away in 2015, led the Kiwanis Club’s involvement in the effort to bring a sprayground Taylor Street Park.