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 Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources 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.
Wake Forest’s first sprayground is a joint effort between the Town of Wake Forest and Wake County.
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.
The total cost of the project was $345,272. The initiative received Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding through Wake County Housing.
For more information about the Taylor Street Park Sprayground, visit wakeforestnc.gov and search “Sprayground.”
For more information about the sprayground grand opening, contact PRCR Special Events Specialist Suja Jacob at 919-556-7063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.