Popular Hoptown Hose Down Bringing Back Mobile 'Spray Parks' Around Town
With summer heat on the rise, the Hopkinsville Fire/EMS Department and Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Department are teaming up again to help the community cool down.
The 2nd Annual Hoptown Hose Down partnership, beginning Tuesday, June 1, will have an HFD-provided pumper truck traveling to six different parks — from 1:30-2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays during June — to safely spray down attendees with a water hose and nozzle throughout Hopkinsville.
Use of the extra truck and personnel from the Fire Department will not take away from any regular services provided or emergencies responded to by HFD/EMS. Parks employees on site will be facilitating the mobile spray parks.
“As a truly community-driven department, we are pleased to help bring back this fun concept,” said Hopkinsville Fire Chief Steve Futrell. “We look forward to showing off our equipment while hopefully putting smiles on a lot of faces during the month of June.”
The Hoptown Hose Down tour will begin at 1:30 p.m. June 1 at DeBow Recreational Complex. The rotating schedule will then continue with stops at Riverfront Drive Park (near the main HFD station), East Second Street Park, Joe Mumford Park, Hopkinsville Dog Park at Pardue Lane and Walnut Street Park. Exact addresses will be provided on location-specific event pages on the @HoptownParks Facebook page.
There is no cost for children and families to enjoy the Hoptown Hose Down experience. The collaboration between Parks and HFD will also serve as the perfect bridge to the opening of Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center, which is scheduled for Friday, June 18.
“Hoptown Hose Down was born last summer after seeking creative alternatives to allow our residents to have some cool, clean fun, and we think we definitely found a winner with Hoptown Hose Down,” said Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Superintendent Tab Brockman. “There were a lot of people who requested a return for Hose Down, so we’re grateful to HFD for helping make this happen again.”
Additionally, the Hopkinsville Christian County Family YMCA will be on-site as part of the organization’s mobile feeding program. Hot meals, prepared by YMCA staff at their facility, will be available for pick-up during the duration each Hose Down stop.
Visit the official Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Facebook page for daily updates on the Hoptown Hose Down tour. You can also call the Parks and Recreation Office at 270-887-4290 for additional details, and can find a complete list of Parks events at www.HoptownRec.com.