The City of Mesquite has officially opened its very first spray pad, the Spray Zone at Clay Mathis Park, 2181 Clay Mathis Road.
A spray pad is an interactive playground with various water features such as nozzles that spray water upward from a deck and whimsical shower-style features. The Spray Zone is part of a package of improvements to Clay Mathis Park, including new shade structures, additional parking, a new restroom building and updated playground equipment.
“These improvements and additions to our beautiful parks raise the quality of life for our residents,” said Mayor Daniel Aléman. “In Mesquite, we believe that parks are an essential city service. They are aesthetically pleasing and environmentally beneficial. They enhance property values. They provide a place for neighbors to gather and for families to spend quality time together.”
Spray pads were one of the highest rated park features identified by residents in the City’s new Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
“I’m very excited that the City’s first spray pad is located in Creek Crossing,” said Councilmember Debbie Anderson. “This is a great feature for our residents, and it will be a great place for families.”
The improvements to Clay Mathis Park were made possible through the recent sale of city-owned park land in Balch Springs.
“The funding made possible through this sale has made a tremendous impact on parks throughout the City,” said Parks and Recreation Director Elizabeth Harrell. “Our community has a great park system and the funding will continue to make impacts by bringing additional features and new parks.”
The Spray Zone will operate from May 1 through September 30 annually. To learn more about the City of Mesquite’s parks system and community events, visit www.cityofmesquite.com/parks.