Located at Northview Park, next to the UC Library, the Splashpad in Universal City will include 16 water features spread throughout a 4,000 sq. ft. pad painted with shades of blue and green lily pads.
The UC design team collaborated with Vortex Aquatic Structures Inc. to come up with a new and innovative design meant to not only get patrons wet, but to also engage children in social play. The features are grouped into three levels; Toddler Bay, Family Bay, and Teen Bay.
The Toddler Bay features gentle ground sprays and low flow water features such as a frog, turtle, and butterfly that spray water in various directions. There are also water jets that spray directly from the ground creating a fun run through for kids. The highlight of the Family Bay is the 23 ft. tall spider which features four different water effects. When kids visit the Teen Bay, they will find the SuperWave, Luna Cannons and Helio ball. The SuperWave sits in the center of the pad and promises to soak visitors that stand below the 15-gallon reservoirs. The three water reservoirs rotate on a spinning wheel equaling big splashes more often than a one-time dump bucket found at most splashpads.
Colorful pieces from the Vortex Explora line will be spread throughout the splashpad encouraging interactive play. Kids can control the direction of water jets making water spin and swirl.
Each bay will have a designated button which will activate those water features in a timed rotation. This will allow for visitors to activate only those features in the area they are interested in during slow play times. All water will run through a full recirculation system ensuring water conservation.
Whether you visit the splashpad for a sprinkle or a soak, it will be the place to go for summer fun in the Universal City area. Keep up-to-date on the splashpad progress on the City of Universal City Facebook Page @UniversalCityTexas.