Marietta to open sprayground at Elizabeth Porter Park

The city of Marietta will soon offer a fun way for children to take a break from the summer heat.

The city on Friday will open the “sprayground” outdoor water play area at Elizabeth Porter Park at 370 Montgomery Street. It will be open 1-8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Reservation time slots can be purchased on the city's website. Reservations are $2 for Marietta residents and $3 for anyone who does not live in the city. Visitors should note that entry reservations will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Time blocks available for reservations are:

•1-3 p.m.

•3:30-5:30 p.m.

•6-8 p.m.

The sprayground will close 3 p.m. to 3:30 pm and 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday for 30-minute cleaning and sanitizing sessions.

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The sprayground’s full capacity is 50 people. Anyone experiencing coronavirus symptoms, including fever, cough and shortness of breath, should stay home. Sprayground guests will be required to maintain social distancing while at the site, the city said.

Visitors will have their temperatures checked with a touchless thermometer before entering the park. Guests are encouraged to wear masks or face coverings while at the park.

Drinking water fountains and picnic tables will not be available for use. The city will provide permanent seating and shade umbrellas in the spray pad area, and guests will be allowed to bring folding chairs. For more information, call 770-794-5073.

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