Residents and visitors are being notified that Lumby’s new spray park is motion activated.  The attraction in Oval Park is proving to be a popular way to cool off.

Residents and visitors are being notified that Lumby’s new spray park is motion activated. The attraction in Oval Park is proving to be a popular way to cool off.

Spray park motion activated

The cannons and other devices aren’t running constantly in an attempt to conserve water

Lumby’s spray park may look closed, but it’s not.

Families are being advised that the water attraction is motion activated and requires someone to actually enter the area for it to operate.

“I have seen families who come along and don’t see water running. They turned around and went back to their cars and left,” said director Randal Ostafichuk.

The cannons and other devices aren’t running constantly because the White Valley Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee is attempting to conserve water.

The hours for the spray park are daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. until Labour Day long weekend, and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends during the remainder of September.

The spray park opened in early June and it is proving popular.

“We have had a lot of compliments about the system,” said Rick Fairbairn, committee chairperson.

Not getting as much use, though, is the adult exercise equipment also recently installed in Oval Park.

“There is no cost to use the equipment so we are encouraging people to use it,” said Ostafichuk.

The committee is considering contacting local seniors’ residences and non-profit agencies to provide information on how the exercise equipment functions.