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Philly spraygrounds open for summer

More than 90 spraygrounds and splash pads officially opened on Memorial Day Weekend, offering residents a chance to cool off at their favorite local parks.
The spraygrounds will be open seven days a week between Memorial Day Weekend and Labor Day, weather dependent. Residents should check their local playground or recreation center for the exact hours of operation as locations vary.
“The temperature is rising, and the return of spraygrounds is a sign that summer is almost here,” said Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell. “Spraygrounds are a great way to stay cool and have fun on those hot summer days. We are excited to welcome residents back to our spraygrounds over the Memorial Day Weekend.”
Spraygound locations in South Philly are located at Capitolo Playground at 900 Federal Street; DiSilvestro Playground at 1701 S. 15th Street; Herron Playground at 213 Reed Street; Lanier Park at 1600 S. 29th Street; Markward Playground at 400 S. Taney Street; Mifflin Square at 500 Wolf Street; Segar Park at 1000 Lombard Street; Shot Tower Recreation Center 101 Carpenter Street; Starr Garden at 600 Lombard Street; Thomas B. Smith Recreation Center 2100 S. 24th Street; Thomas I. Guerin Recreation Center at 2201 S. 16th Street; and Weccacoe Playground at 405 Queen Street.
An additional sprayground at Columbus Square at 1200 Wharton Street is planned for later this summer.
Residents can find their closest spraygrounds at https://www.phila.gov/parks-rec-finder/#/locations/sprinklers-and-spraygrounds.

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