Families in Bakersfield soon could have a new place to cool off during the triple-digit heat. A spray park at Siemon Park in northeast Bakersfield is scheduled to open this summer.
The park will replace a pool that was closed down in 2009 to save the city money. The pool was built in the 1960s and needed major repairs.
City staff will ask the city council this week to set aside 150 thousand dollars to purchase the spray park equipment. If approved, the spray park would open July first.