Wacky Water Wednesday is back for the 2021 summer season, coming to a fire hydrant near you.
Last year, Reading Mayor Eddie Moran launched pop-up spray park initiative dubbed “Wacky Water Wednesday” to provide kids a unique and fun way to cool off during the hot summer months.
To kick off the programs second year, officials from the Fire Department, Police, Public Works, Reading Area Water Authority, and Reading Recreation Commission building on opened the fire hydrant on South 3rd Street Wednesday for kids to enjoy the water.
Every Wednesday, starting today through September, city fire hydrants will be opened to allow kids to play in the water. To control the flow of water, a sprinkler device is installed on the hydrant prior to the day of the event.
Last year, 15 locations were designated by the city as Wacky Water Wednesday locations. A list of the 2021 locations has not been released. Similar to last year, the city is keeping each location a surprise until 24 hours prior to the day/location.
To accommodate proper space for the events, some streets will be closed for the event. Traffic will be directed by police.