CMOM Opens New Spray Park

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(Memphis) On Memorial Day, many of you spent the day outside, enjoying the sun and relaxing by the pool and plenty of children got to play at the new splash park at the Children’s Museum of Memphis.

The museum says it’s been working for more than five years to create the H20 Splash Park.

Monday was the grand opening.

There are more than 40 sprayers hidden in flowers, leaves, split and jet streams, magic mist, turtle, crab, snail, water jelly, geysers, aqua dome, spray loops, cylinder spray, and a water tunnel.

It’s a whimsical world of water where splashing is A-OK.

“The kids are having a great time,” said Carrie Roberts, marketing manager for the Children’s Museum of Memphis.

Roberts said the H20 Park maybe the safest place to splash around town, “This is a zero-entry splash park so water does not pool-up on the ground, so this a great place for children and toddlers to play because there is less of a risk for drowning.”

During the summer months, many kids are swimming and the risk of drowning does goes up.

“If they can`t swim, they need to be in a floatation device or water they can easily stand up in,” said Aquatics Manager Rick Ellis at the Kroc Center.

Ellis says you might want to add something to your child's agenda this summer, “Take swim lessons. Everybody needs to learn to swim.  We teach swim lessons here from three months old to adults.”

He says adults should always keep an eye on their children, “Parents are the ones responsible for the safety of their children.  They should not depend solely on the role of the lifeguards.”

At the H20 Splash Park, a lifeguard is always on duty but the most likely concern is getting splashed.

If you would like to take your kid to the Splash Park, it’s going to be open 7 days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and it will stay open until Labor Day.