Courtesy of Parksville Fire Volunteer Department - Ladder 49, the department’s newest apparatus, will be on-site at Nicholls Park on Friday Aug. 2.

Beat the heat with a pop-up water park in Parksville Aug. 2

Kids and kids-at-heart can run through spray from fire trucks at Nicholls Park

The Parksville Fire Volunteer Department will host a pop-up water park on Friday Aug. 2.

The event is family-friendly and gives children and families the opportunity to cool off and beat the August heat.

The water will come from the trucks themselves, with a misting spray from an aerial ladder truck and other fire hose appliances.

The event is also an opportunity for residents and visitors to check out the fire engines and equipment, learn about fire safety and talk to members about what it means to be a volunteer firefighter.

The pop-up water park takes place on Friday Aug. 2 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Nicholls Park, on Pym Street between Nanoose Avenue and Newcastle Avenue.

The event is anticipated to be a busy one. Extra parking is available at École Ballenas Secondary School.

More pop-up water parks are expected throughout the rest of summer, and information about upcoming events will be posted to the Parksville Fire Department’s social media sites.

– NEWS Staff, submitted

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