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Friday, August 13, 2010

Fontenelle Splashground

Today Shannon and I took our boys to this new "splashpark" that opened 2 weeks ago in North Omaha.  What a fun, FREE, way to spend a hot summer afternoon! School starts Monday!

Since the original post this afternoon I've had a chance to add more commentary about this place. The City of Omaha has built several of these "Splashgrounds" around the city and they're a great time for the boys. Papillion has one, but Bellevue has none (hint hint!)

Today the boys spent nearly 3 hours at the park -- then the horseflies started attacking and the boys were happy to go. Shannon and I sat under a tree in the shade and had a good old fashioned chatfest.

This particular one was intriguing: there's this innocent looking post stationed near the entrance to the fenced area -- you rub the top of the post (yes, I know what I'm saying here) and that activates the water for 5 minutes.  As long as a kid runs back to the post every 5 minutes or so, the water stays on.  A nice conservation tool.  You can see the post in the 3rd picture here.

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In the picture below, the young man behind Timmy (their friend Dean) is at the post that activates the water.
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From 2010 08 13 Fontenelle Splashground

I took all these pictures with my iPhone -- I'm impressed with the zoom quality in these next two pictures.  This is with maximum zoom, I was 20-25' away from Jacob!
From 2010 08 13 Fontenelle Splashground
From 2010 08 13 Fontenelle Splashground
From 2010 08 13 Fontenelle Splashground

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2 Comments:

At Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 2:16:00 PM CDT , Blogger Bengela said...

and soon enough you'll have an even bigger splash park, ie. the Gulf of Mexico for the kids to play in :)

Eglin also has a splashpark on its base...

 
At Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 2:22:00 PM CDT , Blogger Major Mom said...

Good to know, thanks! I thought about calling this a "Nebraska Discoveries" blog post, but it wasn't really related to nature or history of Nebraska....

 

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