The Houston Zoo will debut its latest attraction for visitors on Saturday — a water playground at the McGovern Children’s Zoo designed in a coastal fishing village setting.
The new feature includes five pop jet fountains and three foaming fountains. A computer recirculates 800 gallons of chlorine-treated water through the fountains in a random pattern so visitors never know which fountain will spout next.
The water playground was a gift from The W.T. and Louise J. Moran Foundation and cost approximately $260,000.
From first-hand experience, I can tell you that children LOVE water playgrounds!
UPDATE: Brian Hill, Houston Zoo’s Public Affairs Director, emails that there are a few bugs to be worked out and the water playground is not working right now. He said they hope to have it up and running again next week.