Meadow Homes Spray Park in Concord Set to Open on May 3rd

May 2, 2014 · 15 comments

Concord’s popular Meadow Homes Spray Park, located at 1351 Detroit Ave., will re-open on Saturday, May 3rd.

While school is in session, spray park hours are 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends. After school recesses for the summer in June, hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., seven days a week.

While the City of Concord is very aware of the drought and conserves water whenever possible, the spray park was designed to operate utilizing recycled water, the city said.

Thousands of youngsters use the park every year, making it one of the City’s most popular features.

For more information, call the spray park hotline at 925-671-3366.

1 Silva May 2, 2014 at 5:15 PM

I never heard of this. Thanks Mayor, that sounds like clean cool and Free fun!

2 J. May 2, 2014 at 6:47 PM

I would have loved one of these when I was a kid. We made do with a hose.

3 Killjoy May 2, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Sure. Let’s turn on the water for a spray park on the day the temp is supposed to drop by about 25 degrees. LOL
Poor timing. Those kids could have sure used that spray park this week after school.

4 Cuzzzzzzz...... May 2, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Killjoy – kids won’t care about how hot/cold it is, they will play in it regardless…………hell we swam Lake Tahoe as kids. It would be 70 and the water freezing….didn’t matter. Only adults are “weather wimps”

5 Cholera May 2, 2014 at 9:34 PM

Wait, recycled water? Like the treated sewage that comes in purple pipes and is used for landscaping? Or like a car wash that filters some of it’s water on site to get the cars wet? Either way…

6 GD98 May 2, 2014 at 10:10 PM

I pray somebody was misquoted when they said recycled water was used.

That’s a big giant no go right there.

7 dear cholera May 2, 2014 at 10:38 PM

What more could you expect from something located in the barrio? Lol!
Should have read something more like “Attention concord’s homeless: your free public showers are now open for the rest of the summer. Praise god your in America, where we maybe able to treat your cholera should it arise, and thanks to Obama care, with little or no cost. Happy Bathing! LOVE, CITY OF CONCORD

8 ? May 2, 2014 at 11:22 PM

I think they use chlorinated water that drains and comes back out again. It smells chlorinated. I see lots of kids drinking out of it like a water fountain though. Gross.

9 Recirculated water May 3, 2014 at 7:22 AM

Like Waterworld, or any swimming pool. If it were “fresh” water, you would be complaining about what a waste of water it is when we’re experiencing a drought.

This is a GOOD thing. It gives kids something to do, gets them outside, and keeps them out of trouble. Why is it so hard for some folks to be happy about anything?

10 Concord Bob May 3, 2014 at 7:55 AM

Recirculated would have been a better word to use instead of recycled. However, that being said, the water for the spray part is filtered and treated every time it cycles through the system. It’s even passed through a UV disinfection system. State law requires that spray park water be treated the same as if it were a public swimming pool.

11 Cholera May 3, 2014 at 9:59 AM

@ 9 Your right. I shouldn’t be so old and crotchety. We didn’t have these growing up, but we had other things. Things that made childhood wonderful, and made us better people when we grew up. The skate park, the spray park, these are the sorts of public amenities that show kids that they matter, and teaches them to care about where they grow up, and hopefully take pride in their city when they grow up and have kids of there own.

12 ?? May 3, 2014 at 10:11 AM

This a good idea many pool will use that service. The kids need clean areas to play in and recirculated chlorinated water is the perfect thing. My kids used to urinate in public pools, but I guess it’s ok. (sarcasm off)

13 Horse n around May 4, 2014 at 7:40 AM

We should be building more things for kids to do in Concord instead of building all of these Fast food places.

14 Aunt Bee May 4, 2014 at 4:47 PM

WERE OUT OF WATER, REALLY! I would rather see a park green than a limited few wasting our water.

15 Aunt Bee May 4, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Time for the corn cob venders.

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