The Aquatic Playground at Round Hill Park
— The Allegheny County Parks Department today announced that new spray parks will open in Round Hill and Deer Lakes parks tomorrow, June 5. The aquatic playgrounds feature spraying fountains and other water features, offering youngsters of all abilities a chance to play and cool off during hot summer months.
The spray parks will be open daily during normal park hours through Labor Day. Both facilities are fully accessible to people with disabilities. The spray parks, which are less expensive to build and maintain than swimming pools, are the first of their kind in the Allegheny County parks system.
The Round Hill spray park has a farm theme and is located by the Clover Crest Grove on Hereford Drive. The Deer Lakes spray park features a fish theme and is located near the intersection of Creighton Russelton Road and Mehaffey Road by the existing children’s playground.
The cost of equipment and construction for both spray parks was $649,051 ($335,476 for Round Hill and $301,915 for Deer Lakes). The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources provided $350,000 in grants for the projects, and the Allegheny Regional Asset District provided $300,000.
For additional information on the spray parks, call the Round Hill Park office at 412-384-4701 or the Deer Lakes Park office at 724-265-3520.