Today’s temperatures are causing havoc for people trying to stay cool. One option might be a Metro Parks spray park.
I stopped by the one at Jefferson Park today for my story on the heat wave. About 70 kids and their parents were having fun in the spray area around 1 p.m.
Christy Branton of Tacoma was laying on a blanket with her two sons, Joetavis, 8, and Ben, 5. The boys had just come from the aquatic playground.
Ben was kind of shy, but Joetavis was more than willing to share his favorite part of the park. “I like the cup that drops water on your head,” he said, referring to one of the spray park’s more popular features today.
Arielle Richard of Tacoma and daughter Keara, 2, also took the splish-splaashy approach to staying cool. Keara had fun running around while her mother was just happy to escape the heat at home.
"I don’t have air conditioning in my apartment, and we live in the fourth floor, so it gets very, very hot," said Richard, 26. "We’ll probably be here all day tomorrow and the next day."