DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS(052618) – JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ODESSA JURASSIC JUNGLE SPRAYGROUND

ODESSA, TEXAS/MAY 26, 2018

(UTPB PARK, HIGHWAY 191, ODESSA, TEXAS)

THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ODESSA AND THE CITY OF ODESSA PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT ALONG WITH THE ODESSA PARKS FOUNDATION, HELD THE GRAND OPENING AND RIBBION CUTTING OF THE JUNIOR LEAGUE JURASSIC JUNGLE SPRAYGROUND, LOCATED AT THE UTPB PARK ON THE SOUTH SERVICE ROAD OFF OF HIGHWAY 191. THE CELEBRATION BEGAN WITH A WELCOME FROM REPRESENTATIVES OF THE CITY OF ODESSA AND THE JUNIOR LEAGUE. CHIC-FIL-A WAS ON HAND OFFERING FOOD AND DRINKS TO THE VISTORS AT THE PARK.

(TAMMY HAWKINS, PRESIDENT – JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ODESSA)

“THIS REALLY IS AN ENVIRONMENT FOR FAMILIES. AND, THAT WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO US. THE FOCUS ON FAMILIES AT RISK AND ALL OF THIS IS FREE. WE LOVE. IT MAKES THE CITY OF ODESSA AND THE JUNIOR LEAGUE. IT’S JUST A GREAT ORGANIZATION TO WORK FOR, TO BE A PART OF AND TO BE PART OF SOMETHING THIS FABULOUS.”

(STEVE PATTON, DIRECTOR-PARKS AND RECREATION, CITY OF ODESSA)

“IT’S ONE OF A KIND SPRAYGROUND IN THE ENTIRE PERMIAN BASIN, WEST TEXAS AREA. IT’S A FIRST FOR THIS AREA.”

THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ODESSA CONTRIBUTED A TOTAL OF $100 THOUSAND DOLLARS OF THE 2.5 MILLION DOLLARS NEEDED FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SPARYGROUND.

(TAMMY HAWKINS, PRESIDENT – JUNIOR LEAGUE OF ODESSA)

“WHEN YOU GO TO MERRY MARKETPLACE TO GET YOUR CHRISTMAS GOODS PART OF IT WENT TO THIS PARK RIGHT HERE, SO THAT ALL CHILDREN COULD ENJOY A SATURDAY EVENING WITH THEIR PARENTS.”

THE JUNIOR LEAGUE JURASSIC JUNGLE SPRAYGROUND WILL BE FEATURED IN AN INTERNATIONAL WATER PARK MAGAZINE. PARENTS SIGNED UP THEIR CHILDREN TO PART OF THE PHOTO SHOOT DURING THE GRAND OPENING OF THE PARK.

(STEVE PATTON, DIRECTOR-PARKS AND RECREATION, CITY OF ODESSA)

“WE’VE BEEN INVITED BY THE WORLD WATER PARK ASSOCIATION, TO BE FEATURED IN THEIR MAGAZINE, THEY’RE SIGNING RELEASE FORMS SO THAT THE CHILDREN THAT CAN BE PHOTOGRAPHED, AND THE GRAND OPENING CEREMONY AND THOSE PHOTOGRAPHS WILL BE DISTRIBUTED IN THE MAGAZINE ITSELF.”

THE ODESSA FAMILY YMCA HAS PARTNERED WITH THE CITY OF ODESSA PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT TO MAINTAIN AND OVERSEE OPERATIONS OF ALL CITY POOLS AND OTHER SPRAYGROUNDS INCLUDING THE JUNIOR LEAGUES ‘JURASSIC JUNGLE’ SPRAYGROUND.

(CHRISSY MEDINA, CEO-ODESSA FAMILY YMCA)

“WE ARE ACTUALLY STAFFING THEM WITH LIFEGUARDS TO BE SURE THAT WE HAVE, YOU KNOW, SAFETY IS THE FOREMOST IMPORTANT THING FOR ALL OF OUR CHILDREN. SO, WE WILL HAVE FULLY STAFFED CERTIFIED LIFEGUARDS AT ALL OF OUR FACILITIES INCLUDING THIS ONE AS WELL.”

THE REGULAR OPERATING HOURS AT THE JUNIOR LEAGUE JURASSIC JUNGLE SPRAYGROUND WILL BE FROM 1PM TO 7PM DAILY AND THE ADMISSION IS FREE.

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA.

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Author: Danny Barrera