There’s now a new way to stay cool in El Paso and it entails interactive water features. Dozens of families showed up in northeast El Paso on Saturday for the grand opening of the Sue Young Spray Park.
“A lot of people are here because we never had an event like this in Northeast El Paso at all,” says community member Shawn Nixon. He says Nixon bringing the spray park is a long-awaited amenity that the community has been waiting for.
“It’s not just here in the northeast, we’re doing it all over the city of El Paso, to let young people plus adults, so they can feel hope again, and that their young people will grow up to something like this,” Nixon says.
The spray park is the first of eight to be built throughout the city and is part of the Quality of Life bond projects.
” It had to be spent in certain designated areas, and this is one of that areas that qualified… the funding for new community block funds,” says District 4 City Rep. Carl Robinson.
Representatives who helped with the planning say the park is designed to look like a soccer field with 25 interactive water theme features that conserve water. Community members hope this new amenity brings people together.
“I believe it’s a park that’s actually going to start bringing people together, you know as well as family friends, and even strangers that will be able to come in and enjoy themselves here.” Pastor Randy Wormley says.
Robinson says he hopes people take care of the spray park. The spray park is open every day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.