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New spray park opens July 8

July 4, 2016 2:17 P.M.
Newly completed spray park in North Kamloops' McDonald Park.

Splashdown for the city’s newest water park is Friday, July 8.

The McDonald Park water park opens that day in North Kamloops at 501 McDonald Avenue, replacing an outdoor pool that had been part of the neighbourhood since 1958.

Refreshments and giveaways will be part of celebrations on July 8 from noon to 2 p.m. The official ribbon cutting is at 12:30 p.m.

Kamloops Rube Band will perform and participants can enter to win a draw prize for four tickets to Ice Age on Ice.

While a neighbourhood petition was mounted to save the old pool, City council voted to have it replaced due in part to the uncertain cost of repairs. The new amenity was favoured by North Shore Business Improvement Association.

In May, Westsyde celebrated the opening of a spray park in Centennial Park, a feature that was completed in 2015.

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