Ava Lynn and mom Sandra Bargery check out the new spray park at Enderby’s Barnes Park Saturday. (Amy Bell photo)

Enderby unveils spray park

There’s some big smiles in Enderby as a cool amenity has been revealed.

The new spray park at Barnes Park was officially opened Saturday.

“It’s gone over really well,” said Mayor Greg McCune of the community response.

“Lots of kids are playing there and the parents are happy.”

The new feature replaces the old spray park, which was closed down a few years ago because of safety concerns.

“A lot of time, volunteering and fundraising got us here. This truly was a community effort,” said Becky Shuert, with the spray park for Enderby committee.

All of the necessary infrastructure for the park was installed and there are two water features. The budget was $264,000.

However, the committee isn’t satisfied with just this and plans are moving ahead for phase two.

“We have a target of $75,000 for phase two funding. We want to achieve this by spring 2018 so we can order the features and have them installed for next summer,” said Shuert.

“We are ready to give this to our kids – a fun, free play experience that will get them away from the television and iPads, and outdoors making great memories with their family and friends. We’ll happily take any donation to finish this amazing spray park.”

The first donation came Saturday from McCune, who owns Sutherland’s Bakery.

For more information, go to www.facebook.com/groups/sprayparkforenderby or donations can be made at Enderby Financial.