Virginia first responders create splash park for kids to ‘cool off’ in sweltering temps

  • Source: WRIC-TV ABC 8 Richmond
  • Published: 07/01/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEO: It was a steamy day across Central Virginia on Wednesday and many were looking for a little relief from the heat. First responders in Petersburg came up with a unique way to keep kids cool. As temperatures flirted with the 100 degree mark, the city’s police and fire department created their own splash park giving kids the chance to slide into summer with some fun. Around 1 p.m., firefighters and police officers gathered at Jefferson South of the James, an apartment complex, turned on the fire hose and set up a slip ‘n slide. Lilith Book is four years old and was standing outside awaiting the fire trucks arrival. “It’s really hot. Like 97 degrees. I’m so excited,” she exclaimed as she jumped up and down. Book’s brother, Liam, was standing right beside her and said, “Me too. I wanna play on the water slide. I’m excited.”


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