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Columbia River water feature to closing for maintenance Sept. 12 - 09/11/19

VANCOUVER, WASHINGTON – The Columbia River water feature at Vancouver Waterfront Park (695 Waterfront Way) will close for scheduled maintenance from 8 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Sept. 12.

Vancouver Parks and Recreation expects the popular destination to reopen to the public immediately following the completion of the work.

Thursday’s maintenance will focus on replacing the Ultraviolet lights, which aid in water purification. Additionally, the water filter will be updated to improve the automatic backwashing function, which supports the filtration system’s self-cleaning functions.

While this scheduled maintenance is unrelated to the white deposits that recently formed on the black granite, the water feature closure will provide opportunity for the Parks and Recreation janitorial service to explore different approaches to address that issue, as well.

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About Vancouver Parks and Recreation

Vancouver Parks and Recreation builds upon the City’s strong legacy of parks, natural areas and recreation dating back to the dedication of Esther Short Park in 1853. Each month, the Parks and Recreation Department provides hundreds of recreation opportunities for youth, adults, seniors and persons with disabilities at its two community centers. Parks and Recreation operates 1,600 acres of parkland at 113 sites, including 91 parks, 20 miles of trails and many natural areas for the City of Vancouver. The Parks and Recreation Department cultivates community in the City and beyond through on-going special events and volunteer programs that celebrate the City’s natural spaces.

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