Sprayground Re-Opening A Big Splash

(Omaha, NEBRASKA ) – Updated – The water is back on. Trash cans emptied. The Stone Ridge Sprayground in northwest Omaha re-opened today for fun in the sun.

“I’m very pleased with the quick response. The S.I.D. and engineering firm that oversees maintenance got the water back on in less than 24 hours. They even emptied the overflowing trash cans in a mere few hours after the phone call report yesterday. So, we hope that they’ll consider the other suggestions to keep the park looking nice,” notes Susan Stern, a resident of Elk Creek Crossing, who made the initial report to the law firm that manages the Stone Ridge Sprayground and S.I.D.

Friday afternoon around 1 pm, the earliest we checked it, the water was back on, and kids packed the park – to cool down from the hot sun.

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The splash park, located at about 162nd and Butler Street, has suffered a few maintenance hiccups since opening prior to Memorial Weekend, confirmed Brian Doyle, the attorney who manages the Stone Ridge S.I.D. and mini water park. There were reports of meter pit tampering, a leaky pipe, and issues with the time clock’s electronics. The issues appeared to be resolved Friday morning.

During a site check Friday afternoon, the only maintenance issue we spotted was with the rainbow mister: it drips water, rather than shooting a continuous stream. We passed along the information to the pertinent people.

Thank You
On Nextdoor. Phone. Email and website contact form – a big kudos to everybody that communicated about the maintenance and upkeep issues at the Stone Ridge Sprayground.  A big thanks also goes out to the law firm, engineering company and maintenance crew that took care of the bulk of the problems right away.

“Stone Ridge Sprayground is obviously a very popular gathering spot, especially when it’s hot! We are glad it’s back up and running again, so that all of our communities can enjoy it this summer,” said Stern.

Stay cool!

Elk Creek Crossing subdivision is not affiliated with the Stone Ridge Sprayground or Stone Ridge S.I.D. 


Photo Credit: Susan Stern