Soak up the fun at launching of Shipwreck Shores

Windjammer Park’s grand reopening will make a splash

Oak Harbor residents will get a first-hand look at the remodeled Windjammer Park, and children will get to try out the new splash park Saturday.

The city is holding a grand opening, beginning at 10:30 a.m. June 29. Pirates, music and treasure are promised.

The popular waterfront park has been closed for a year as the nearby sewage treatment facility was built, but the project gave the city the chance to explore improvements to the acres of parkland.

The waterside splash pad, dubbed Shipwreck Shores, features a pretend shipwreck, a craggy stream and plenty of squirting water. It utilizes clean city water — not treated water from the treatment plant nor reused water.

In addition to the waterside splash pad, the park includes two new kitchen facilities, a large pavilion, stainless steel Portland loos, an open-air courtyard and large expanses of grass.

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