City of Cobourg, Ontario, Canada wanted to add
a zero depth spraypark to their waterfront park
to supplement the existing dry playground facilities.The
spraypark is an unsupervised facility adjacent
to the city's public beach on Lake Ontario.
Created with a footprint of a
ship, the approximate area of the spraypark is
1700 Sq feet (170 Sq M ) and was designed to be
completely automated at the touch of a hand. The
facility is fed from the city water system and
sequencing is done such that the water consumption
is minimal. There is no recirculation system and
water goes to drain.
In order to create different
water effects at all levels, the spraypark was
designed with a central focal feature, the Tippin'
Toucans which has six vessels that fill with water
and dump randomly on the children below. A series
of Aquatons® spray features were then chosen
to provide low, mid and high level water effects.
Various types of ground jets were also added to
finish off the plan. The spraypark caters to young
families with children of ages up to 11 years.
Parents will also get into the act with the kids.
The features are sequenced to
come on and off creating the maximum element of
surprise. As the sequence varies the children
never know what feature will come on next. A 365
day clock allows the spraypark to function only
at desired times.
A non-slip multi colored EPDM
rubber surface creates a vibrant floor for the
water playground and prevents scrapes if the children
Empex products are completely
fabricated from non-metal components providing
a lifetime corrosion warranty and superior lightning
resistance. Much lighter than metal, the features
are surface mounted with no complicated foundations
or embedded elements thus reducing construction