The City of Fort Worth Parks and Communities Services' Neighborhood Development Program presents communities with an opportunity to leverage private resources with city funds for park improvements. The goal is to instill a sense of neighborhood involvement and ownership in the development / replacement of facilities.
Counsilman-Hunsaker in association with Hector Gomez designed a spraying, gurgling, splashing water sprayground in place of an outdated, unsafe swimming pool. The sprayground is one of the first recirculating spraygrounds in the Fort Worth area. Water is captured, filled, treated with a UV system (inactivates micro-organisms, even cryptosporidium), and then recycled, thus saving the city and its residents water consumption.
Children enjoy darting about the 12 interactive spray features, which unpredictably refresh with bursts of spraying water, while a large tidal bucket dumps 100 gallons of water every 15 minutes. Because of minimal water depth, the sprayground does not necessitate certified lifeguards, making it cost effective and a welcomed addition to the Fort Worth aquatic portfolio.
- 1,900 sq. ft. outdoor sprayground
- 12 interactive spray features
- UV system
- Tidal bucket