Sophia Valle, 5, rotates a watery wheel at Shipwreck Shores. Valle said she liked the new park because it has a broken ship, rocks and more.
                                (Photos by Maria Matson/Whidbey News-Times)

Sophia Valle, 5, rotates a watery wheel at Shipwreck Shores. Valle said she liked the new park because it has a broken ship, rocks and more. (Photos by Maria Matson/Whidbey News-Times)

All kids on deck: New park makes a splash

Children play in the cool water of the new splash park, Shipwreck Shores, at Windjammer Park on a sunny Monday afternoon, July 8. The new park proved popular with children and parents alike.

Owen Morton, 10, thought the splash park “is pretty cool.” He stands here on the “shipwrecked” pirate ship.

Owen Morton, 10, thought the splash park “is pretty cool.” He stands here on the “shipwrecked” pirate ship.

A boy runs through a archway of water.

A boy runs through a archway of water.

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