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A last gasp of summer

Opportunities to enjoy the water park will diminish with the heat

TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Simon Giordano tries to keep a cool head. With temperatures reaching the high 90s Thursday, Aug. 25, plenty of West Linn residents looked to escape the heat at sprayparks around the city.

The sprayparks at Hammerle Park, Marylhurst Heights Park, Robinwood Park, Tanner Creek Park and Willamette Park are set to remain open for normal hours (10 a.m. to 9 p.m.) through Labor Day weekend, after which point they are open daily if weather permits from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (except for Robinwood Park, which closes after Labor Day and Hammerle, which will only open weekdays).

TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Paris Thorsen cools off with her kids Connor, being held, and Koleton Kellen in the spraypark at Hammerle Park Thursday, Aug. 25.

TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Jack Schumacher enjoys a water fight with the other kids at Willamette Park.

TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE -  Etta Schumaker keeps cool in the water fountain at Willamette Park.