Temperatures remaining in the high 20s and low 30s means Okotoks residents can still cool down at the spray park.

Normally the spray park closes during the Labour Day weekend but the continued heat has resulted in the Town extending the spray park's season until Sept. 20.

Tim Arnholz, aquatics supervisor with the Town of Okotoks, says there's also been a change in hours of operation for the spray park.

"The biggest change has been the change in daylight and the fact the temperatures just aren't getting up until later in the day so we've delayed the opening from 9:30 to 11 a.m. and that's just because before then the temperatures aren't warm enough to attend it."

The park will also now close at 7 p.m.

Arnholz says overall it's been a successful season for the spray park.

"I'm guessing that we'll probably have double the attendance from last year and the feedback that we've received has been generally very positive," he explains. "There's been a few features we've had to work on a little bit with the new facility just to make sure we've had things going right but in general it's been very positive and very well used."

He adds the shut down of the spray park in the fall is important because if it's done properly they'll have less issues opening it next year and can prevent problems underground.

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