Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 8:44am
With record high temperatures today, Madison Parks is pleased to announce that Cypress Spray Park will be open to the public today, June 7, 2011 from 2p.m. - 7p.m. While a park attendant will not be at the park, the spray features will be turned on and ready to cool off the kids after they get home from school today!
Cypress Spray Park, 902 Magnolia Lane, features both a wet and a dry play area. The wet play area has misting and low spray water features for toddlers and pre-schoolers and rain shower and cascading water features for adolescents. The wet play area is fenced and unlocked daily in the summer months by a park attendant. The season for the wet spray area typically corresponds with the Madison Metropolitan School Districts summer break schedule. The dry play area features traditional play structures and swings. This dry play area is open to the public year round. For more information visit http://www.cityofmadison.com/parks/cypress/
Goodman Pool, 325 Olin Ave., will open for the season on June 10 from noon - 7p.m. June 10 is called "Goodman Day" in honor of the Irwin and Robert Goodman. Goodmans Jewelers will generously pay the daily admission for the first 500 kids through the gates that day. For information on season passes, swimming lessons, the New Goodman Pool Waves swim team or upcoming Family Fun Days, visit www.cityofmadison.com/parks/pool
Madison Parks beaches will have lifeguards on duty beginning Saturday, June 11. BB Clarke, Olbrich, Tenney and Vilas Park Beach hours will be daily from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Bernie's, Esther, James Madison, Olin, Spring Harbor and Warner Beach hours will be daily from 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Conditions of the beaches change often. The Health Department monitors the weekly condition and bacteria count at the beaches. Check the website for weekly beach conditions. www.cityofmadison.com/beaches
- Laura Whitmore576-5093