Tuesday, July 9, 2013

It's hot! Get your kids to the spray parks (and Columbia Heights fountain)

The weather is warming up, but we're lucky in that the city has not one but three spray parks in our area. The parks are basically outdoor places that spray water in the air for kids to play in.

The Department of Parks and Recreation's website has a map of the parks in the city, and the three near us are the Girard Rec Center at 1480 Girard Street NW, the Girard Street Park at the corner of 14th and Girard, and they consider the Columbia Heights Civic Plaza's fountain (at 14th and Park) one too.

Even more helpfully, they have hours for when the parks are open. Most are open during the day, which is good. The fountain, which is always fun to go to when it's on, as little kids having fun in the water is adorable, is open Sun-Fri from 10am-7pm and 3-7pm on Sunday. The Girard Street Rec Center's park is closed Sundays, open 11am-7pm Mon-Fri and 11am-4pm on Saturday, while the 14th and Girard Park is open every day 10am-7pm.

Should be a good option for those folks with kids (or I guess kids, if they read this blog?)

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