OCCONEECHEE OPENS NEW SPLASH – SPRAY GROUND
According to news reports, since that is the only way Kerr Lake Park Watch can get information on Virginia’s two state parks on Kerr Lake, the new Splash – Spray Ground is now open at Clarksville’s Occoneechee State Park.
It was about 13 months ago on April 22, 2017, that Kerr Lake Park Watch broke the story about Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe attending a ground-breaking ceremony for the new park. We attended uninvited, although some Kerr Lake Park Watch founders are also co-founders of the Friends of Occoneechee State Park, which unfortunately is fairly defunct.
Photo from Virginia State Parks/DCR
The Spray Ground, which cost just under $2 million and from news reports it looks as though the Splash Spray Ground will be open for fee participation on weekends, and will operate through the summer, generally from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The water feature is the first of its kind offered on the shores and on public land of Kerr Lake. In addition to supplying fun for kids of most ages, a key component of the design of the Splash Spray Ground is that it has its own water reclamation system. That is a wise use of water since Occoneechee State Park is the largest water customer of the Town of Clarksville.