Navy sheds light on design of new surface water spray park at naval base

Last month’s decision by the U.S. Navy to bring to trial a pilot program of new foam sprays designed to make drinking water safer for Americans has sparked renewed interest in elevating surface water use.

The latest effort in this arena was announced Monday with the opening of Owen’s Station Spray Park at the Harrison Creek Naval Air Station near James City, York and Poquoson.

The spray park, a 1,340-foot long gateway to the installation, also features an interpretive center that features lanterns of all sizes, children’s art shows, seasonal beer garden and fountains, oak beds and flowering shrubs.

“We’re looking forward to seeing sailors walking down the riverway with their kids, taking a photo on the grassy banks,” Tom Helm, vice commander of the naval base said. “We hope the splash stations are a quiet stop along a beautiful trail, and you can build a small city of your own here, completely enclosed on a grassy field, and you can see the Navy air show up ahead.”

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