Thursday, June 26, 2008
Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl will celebrate the start of construction of Pittsburgh's first spray park tonight. It will be located in Troy Hill. Spray parks are essentially playgrounds with built-in water sprayers. City Councilman Patrick Dowd chairs the Committee on Urban Recreation. He says spray parks are a highly cost-effective addition to summer recreation. The parks do not require a lifeguard or any city employees. The first park is set to be completed in August.