With water restrictions lessening a bit this year, the City of Dublin will help residents beat the heat a little longer by increasing its operational schedule of the water play areas at its parks by two hours on extremely hot days. The water play areas at Emerald Glen Park and Shannon Park will be operational only in the event of temperatures forecast to be 90 degrees or above, but they will run from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. through the end of September. A City webpage will be updated daily by 9:00 a.m. to indicate the daily operational schedule for the water play areas, based on the weather forecast.
Both the Emerald Glen Park and Shannon Park water play areas use recirculating water systems that filter and treat the water for reuse. The Devany Square water play feature will be shut off during the extended drought because the system does not recirculate water.
Over the past several years, the City of Dublin has adjusted operations to decrease the amount of potable (drinking) water used for municipal operations. Currently, recycled water comprises over 90% of the water used for municipal operations, such as landscaping in parks and medians.