Now that summer’s upon us (in theory, at least) the Wallingford Wee Set can look forward to a little splash time at the Wallingford Wading Pool. Opening day is Wednesday, June 29, and the season runs through Friday, August 19. The wading pool will run on a limited schedule again this year, only on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from noon until 7pm.
If you’re disappointed in these limited hours and hoping for a little more water time, Wallingford Community Council member Eric Fisk has this suggestion:
The city is looking to convert wading pools to spray parks because they require no lifeguards, use less water, can run for all hours, and are better for older kids. The Ballard spray park is a good example of what they want to see more of, and given budget cutbacks the Wallingford wading pool is something they want to see less of.In order for the Wallingford wading pool to be converted we need a parent that is interested in writing a Neighborhood Matching Fund grant proposal and working with the neighborhood on design and work parties and the like. The Wallingford Community Council would be glad to assist in any way we can, e.g. as being the nonprofit treasurer for such an effort and providing a public forum / design review / endorsement process. Most people on the community council have been involved with matching fund grants in the past and it’s a great way to get constructively involved with your neighborhood.