Beautiful Splashpad Design Meets Smart Water Repurposing

The new splashpad at San Jose’s Park Kiely Apartments is up and running for kids and parents alike.  Using repurposed water from the new spashpad, the beautiful landscaping at the apartment complex is regularly irrigated after being captured in holding tanks and then recycled after being sprayed on the splashpad.  To start the design process, Vortex designers first assessed the water needs of the new plantings and turf, then designed a complete spray pad system with water conserving play components whose water usage corresponded with the expected landscaping needs of the complex.  The system is both innovative, and sustainable, while providing immense play opportunities for the surrounding community.

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