Rocklin to Open Spray Parks on Limited Schedule
The Rocklin City Council voted 4-1 at their July 12 meeting to reopen the Rocklin’s two spray parks on a limited schedule for the 2016 season. The spray parks at Kathy Lund Community Park and Whitney Community Park will operate from July 15 through October 15 on weekdays from 2 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and on weekends from noon to 7:30 p.m.
The spray parks use a push-button activation system and will only operate during the set times.
Rocklin’s spray parks have not operated since October 2013 due to the Placer County Water Agency’s declaration of a drought emergency in early 2014. A third city spray park at Memorial Neighborhood Park was removed during the closure.
Under new State Water Board regulations passed on May 18, 2016, Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) calculations show its water supplies are sufficient to meet demands over the next three years. The PCWA is encouraging customers to continue efficient use of water but is no longer mandating specific conservation levels.
Rocklin had opted to keep the spray parks closed in 2016 to continue conservation efforts but has received numerous requests from citizens to reopen the parks.
Rocklin will save 5,346,000 gallons of water this season when compared to the last time the spray parks were in use by reducing the number of parks from three to two, moving to a three month schedule, and limiting operating hours.