Summer is officially here, and Nocatee residents have a great way to cool off at the new Nocatee Spray Park, which officially opened March 9. Here are some things you may not know about the Nocatee Spray Park, where residents can splash, play, relax, eat and more.
Nine Nocatee Spray Park fun facts:
■ The four-story above-ground interactive spray playground, Whale Harbor, is the tallest of its kind in Northeast Florida.
■ The main pool, surrounding Whale Harbor, has more than 17,000 square feet of surface area, making it the largest pool in Nocatee, almost twice as large as the Lagoon Pool in Nocatee Splash Park.
■ The slides and play structure were built by ProSlide Technology, considered the best water slide manufacturer in the world. ProSlide also built Volcano Bay for Universal Studios in Orlando.
■ There are more than 75 water features on the main Whale Harbor structure.
■ There are five water slides with two enclosed creating a dark slide.
■ The main pool, Whale Harbor, holds 50,000 gallons of water. The Spray Pad and Scuttle Cove hold about 2,500 gallons.
■ The underground holding tank for the main pool is 10,000 gallons (20% of the pool volume).
■ The pools are treated with a state-of-the-art chemical controller system that monitors Chlorine, pH and ORP and makes adjustments 24 hours a day.
■ There are more than 750 chairs currently placed in the park for relaxing.
The Spray Park also includes Serenity Bay, a resort-style beach environment with beach volleyball and blue sand cabanas available to residents on a first-come, first-served basis. For Nocatee’s youngest residents, Scuttle Cove is a smaller spray park for younger children. Also included is Paradise Park playground featuring multiple tunnels, astro turf and shaded areas.
To learn more about Nocatee Spray Water Park, stop by the Nocatee Welcome Center, call (904) 924-6863 or visit www.nocatee.com.