advertisement

Splishin' and splashin' at Stephens Lake Park's new sprayground

Monday, May 5, 2008 | 10:11 p.m. CDT; updated 5:47 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008
Water shoots up out of the ground, soaking 4-year-old Kylie McKay at Columbia’s unique new water park which opened to the public Thursday. The “sprayground” at Stephens Lake Park features 7,000 square feet of water elements.

CORRECTION: This article has been updated to correct the size of the sprayground.

Sixteen-year-old Berlyn Seitz, far right, fixes 17-year-old Cody Anthony Jr.'s hair while Alyssa Reynolds, 16, relaxes in a tree Monday afternoon at Stephens Lake Park. The three are students at South Callaway High School in Mokane and were in town on a class field trip.
Two-year-old Eric Lancaster Jr., right, seeks refuge from the watery attraction by shrouding himself with a towel in one of the park’s drier areas. Development for the sprayground at Stephens Lake Park began in 2007.

Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Kevin Gamble May 6, 2008 | 9:32 a.m.

With every new addition, the Stephens Lake area becomes more artificial and less natural. Please, City of Columbia--stop developing it. It's not a pool, its not a water park--it's a natural lake in a lovely green space. If you want a cement-covered, fake water park, please create it somewhere else.

(Report Comment)

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements