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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Beat the Heat with Hydrant Parties in July

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Beat the Heat with Hydrant Parties in July

The city’s Recreation Department is pairing up with the Pierre Fire Department to help the community stay cool this summer. Every Tuesday evening in July, the city will host neighborhood fire hydrant parties.  

This is the second summer the recreation department has organized hydrant parties.

“It was something we tried during the heat of COVID, and it was really popular,” said Mindy Cheap, Recreation Superintendent. “It was so well received that we decided to bring it back.”

The parties will feature oversized sprinklers provided by the Pierre Volunteer Fire Department.

“We run the water through our hoses on our fire truck, and then shoot the water in the air to make a monster-sized sprinkler,” said Fire Chief Ian Paul.

There will also be water balloons, super soakers, and popsicles to keep participants cool. 

No registration is necessary

All parties will be held from 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Locations and dates are below.

July 6

Steamboat Park 

 

July 13

Devine Park

 

July 20

Brandt’s Pond Park

 

July 27

Harrison Park

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