Water playground in Geneva a magnet for kids looking to beat the heat
By Linda Girardi For Sun-Times Media August 27, 2013 4:22PM
The Moore Park Spray Ground is a welcome relief for mothers with young children, on a hot day when area community swimming pools are closed until the Labor Day holiday weekend. | Linda Girardi~For Sun-Times Media
Updated: September 29, 2013 6:46AM
The hot weather is like the last hurrah of summer, so dozens of parents brought their toddlers to the next best place to a beach or community swimming pool.
Dozens of parents on Tuesday brought their children to Moore Park Spray Ground, a miniature water park on the east side of Geneva.
The water playground is designed for pint-sized swimmers too young for even the shallow end of a pool. Besides, area community pools are closed until the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Parents said the colorful, interactive water features are an ideal way for their children to get entertained and refreshed from the rays of water.
Giana Felish brought 15-month-old Silvio and 3-year-old Gino, to play in the water.
“It’s really fun to watch the kids get a little daring about stepping into the water,” Felish said.
The water is a natural favorite for her kids, she said.
“Silvio used to fall asleep from the sound of the rushing water,” the St. Charles mother said.
LaKendall Hill, of Batavia, said her two boys, Keimar, 22 months old, and Marcus, 4, were intrigued with the colors and mazes to run through at the water playground.
“It’s an ideal way for the kids to cool off,” Hill said.
The spot was perfect for parents looking to keep the kids active, but somewhat cool, on a blisteringly hot day.
“It’s a really nice place to come to on a 90-degree day when the pools are closed,” said Mary Carney, of North Aurora.
Carney said the spray ground is perfect for her 16-month old son, Carter.
“This is perfect for little kids because it’s free and they get a little splash in the water. Young kids don’t last long in the pool, so this is a bonus,” Carney said.