For hundreds of kids, relief from the record-breaking Prescott heatwave keeps happening when they scramble into the recently completed splash pad, open since May 28.
Miniature geysers erupt and spray youngsters — and sometimes their parents and pets.
Kids climb and crawl over a colorful locomotive and caboose headed down painted tracks to a domed water tower where a bucket pours water that spreads and splashes on frolicking youngsters.
Adjacent to the Hilton Garden Hotel on the south and Granite Creek Park on the north on Montezuma Street, the site has the sole purpose of providing additional recreational opportunities for families and for visitors, said Prescott Recreation Services Director Joe Baynes.
Splash pad hours are dawn to dusk through Labor Day.
The splash pad is just one of the improvements being added to the West Granite Creek Park area. Ultimately, the area will include picnic tables, a small ramada and new walkways to connect it to Granite Creek Park on the east side of Montezuma Street. This is all part of a $1 million City project to improve the Granite Creek Corridor.