The second in a series of three ‘Hydrant Block Parties’ is scheduled next Wednesday, July 10 at College Park from 1-3 p.m.

The hydrant parties are free and hosted by the Rapid City Parks and Recreation Department and supported by several City departments.  The events are open to all ages with fire department personnel turning on the fire truck hoses to get participants wet.

The parties include lots of water, games and fun!  Staff from the Rapid City Fire Department, Rapid City Police Department, Rapid City Public Library, Solid Waste Division and Parks and Rec will be participating.

The first hydrant block party of the summer season was held at Sioux Park on June 12. The final hydrant party will be held from 1-3 p.m. at the Roosevelt Swim Center parking lot on August 14.

“The first hydrant party at Sioux Park was a huge success,” said Parks and Recreation Special Events Coordinator Lindsey Myers.  “It was a hot day, there were lots of kids and a lot of fun and water to go around.”

“Last summer’s hydrant party at College Park was a big success so we’re hoping for another great turnout.  We’re again encouraging kids to bring their squirt guns and other water toys from home.  As the summer warms up, these parties will be a great way to cool off.”

In case of inclement weather, the event will be canceled.  Check for updates on the Rapid City Parks and Recreation Facebook page.