The spray park at Rogers Park in Danbury opened on Monday. Parks and Rec Director Nick Kaplanis says things are going well in the first week. The City's two other spray parks are set to open June 19th.
Last year the Danbury Town Park remained closed for the summer because of social distancing and a lack of lifeguards. Mayor Joe Cavo says they do have a group of lifeguards coming out of certification class this weekend. They will get their certificates on June 5th, and then be hired for the remainder of the summer.
The Danbury Town Park did a soft open on Saturday for a few hours, with lifeguard rentals who came in to get the park ready to officially open Monday. There's a program in Newtown where they train guards and the City was able to hire through that program to open for Memorial Day weekend.
Cavo noted that despite the rainy and cold weather, kids were swimming Saturday and the water was not even 50 degrees.