Tom Munds Bright sunshine, a cloudless sky and temperatures in the 90s July 18 attracted big crowds to Pirates Cove Family Aquatics Park. Adults and …
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Bright sunshine, a cloudless sky and temperatures in the 90s
July 18 attracted big crowds to Pirates Cove Family Aquatics
Adults and children picked their favorite activities. Some
floated on inner tubes on the Lazy River, kids of all ages gathered
in the play area building sand creations and the water was crowded
in the family pool and in the lap pool.
“We come here quite often because there is so many different
things to do and it’s such a nice place,” Patricia Quince said as
she opened the picnic lunch for her three children. “Each of the
children has a favorite place to play. Pattie likes the spray area,
Cindy likes to just wade in the water and Tad likes to try to
squirt his sisters with one of the squirt guns on the railing.”
The Littleton woman said one of the great things about the park
is she can relax in a lawn chair and keep a close eye on all three
kids at the same time.
First-time visitor Bryan Daffer also liked what he had seen of
Pirates Cove so far.
“We have our three kids with us today and they already love the
place, but that may because they always like places they can get
wet,” the Highlands Ranch man said.
He and his wife guided their daughter and the 17-month-old twins
as they went wading in the family pool. “I think we like it well
enough we’ll be back because this place is great.”
For those who wanted a little more excitement than wading and
splashing in the water stood in the long line to come down one of
the cove’s three slides.
Taura Tauschar said the slides were her favorite thing to do in
the park as she wiped the water out of her eyes after just come
zipping out of the mouth of one of the chutes and splashing down in
“The slides are fun and I like the yellow one best,” the
10-year-old said. “You see some light all the way down and it gets
you going fast enough that you blast out of the end of it and make
a pretty good splash down.’
The Colorado Springs girl who was visiting her grandparents in
Centennial said the purple slide may go faster, but so far she
hasn’t tried it because it is a little scary.
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