ZEPHYRHILLS — As Pasco County schools prepare to open next week, local children, as well as some out-of-town visitors, took the opportunity for more play date Thursday at the Waterplay at Zephyr Park.
The spray park, sometimes called a “sprayground,” is an interactive water park with water streaming and spraying from poles, pipes and the ground, along with water cannons and dumping buckets. It opened in 2004 with money raised by the daybreak Rotary Club in Zephyrhills.
“It’s so beautiful,” said Jamie White of Spring Hill, who was there with her family. “We thought we’d try it out before the kids go back to school. I saw it online and I figured we’d pack a lunch and hang out here for the day. We’re going to tire them out.”
Heather Comou of Dade City traveled to the park with her son, C.J., and friend, Alisha Christiansen.
“I have a day off from work and I wanted to do something with my son before he goes back to school on Monday,” she said.
Nicole Byrd and her family visited the park from Wesley Chapel. “You know school’s almost here,” she said “and we’re trying to find something local to do. We come down two times a week and we feed the ducks play on the playground and when we come here.”
Waterplay park policies and hours can be found at www.ci.zephyrhills.fl.us, click “departments” and then “parks and recreation.”