BAKERSFIELD, Calif - An old park in east Bakersfield will be making a big splash this summer. On Wednesday night the city council unanimously approved $200,000 in tax revenue to fund a new spray park at Siemon Park.
The spray park will replace a swimming pool that was drained and shut down years ago.
Residents said it's about time that a spray park comes to their area because during the brutally hot summer months many parents have to drive their kids across town to cool off at water parks.
If construction goes on as planned, the spray park could be opened to the public as soon as August.