​​​​​​Mountain Vista Park

Splash Dash​​​

 

 

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ARTIST:   Simon Donovan, Alex Garza, and Rick Green (Landscape Architect)
DATE:   2001
LOCATION:  13647 S. 50th Street  (Note - This project is no longer in existence due to damage. This page exists as an archive of the original project)
TYPE:   Park
MATERIALS:   mixed media
BUDGET:   $75,000
DISTRICT:   6
ZIP CODE:   ​85044


​This 40' diameter water play area invites children to splash and dash, to run from one erupting groundspray to another, trying to decode the pattern and guess which one will go off next.  The groundsprays are set within a non-slip rubber surface of alternating, undulating blue and green bands.  Various creatures “swim" in the blue and green sea: dolphins; a sea turtle; an octopus; a seahorse.  Another dimension of fun is added by a 10' tall spray arch at the center of the water play area.  A dolphin rides the crest of the arch; it spouts water from its blowhole as part of the overall water play sequence.