For more information on the Rotary Spray Park, please visit the City of Fort St. John website:
On Sept. 7, 1999, the Rotary Club of Fort St. John committed to a partnership with the City of Fort St. John to develop a children’s waterpark in Centennial Park. At the time, the Club had $12,663.51 held in a GIC for the project, and with financial support from the City and a British Columbia 2000 Community Spirit grant, the spray park was built and opened in the summer of 2002.
In 2016, Rotary and the City renewed their partnership, and efforts began to raise $200,000 to upgrade the park. The new and improved spray park opened in 2018, featuring a new splash pad with a rubberized surface, a plaza with shaded shelter, a walking trail, and a boardwalk. Washrooms and a picnic shelter were later added.
Today, the Spray Park is a FREE and popular summertime spot for local youth, families, and visitors to Fort St. John to cool down on a hot summer day. The facility is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. mid-May until September, weather permitting.