*As of this update, there will no longer be Sunsets at Plaza de Luna in 2012. If that news changes, we will update this listing.
Tonight we went to Sunsets at Plaza de Luna. There is a great water feature, or splash pad, located at Plaza de Luna. There is also an open grassy lawn, places for fishing, a band and tonight? The piece de resistance?
Yup…that was my children’s favorite thing next to playing in the water. We spent almost 2 full hours letting the kids run in and out of the water spouts, splashing and laughing the whole time. There was a cool breeze blowing and the sunset was beautiful. There were a lot of people out and about. There were people listening to the band, Ask Bill the Band, and there were people having dinner on the lawn. The splash pad was big enough so that lots of kids were able to run around. Sponge Bob was walking around visiting with the kids. We went with another family and have already decided to return next week with a picnic dinner. If you have water shoes for your little one, I would recommend bringing them with you. Neither of my kids wore shoes and they were fine on the splash pad; however, as soon as they hit the walkway outside of the splash pad both of them took a tumble. I saw several kids slip on their way out because the texture of the sidewalk is different from that of the splash pad. This is such an awesome addition to Pensacola.
Right now, you can definitely catch the water running on Thursday nights from 5:30 to around 7:00.
I have been in touch with the Community Redevelopment Agency and they are attempting to get the splash pad operating during the day on a more regular basis. It is in the works and as soon as I get word that it is open more than just Thursday nights, I will post it here! Check the schedule before you go! As of today, the schedule for Sunsets at Plaza de Luna is as follows:
- June 4 – Band: Out of Nothing; Character: Surrender the City
- June 11 – Band: Renee Arozqueta; Character: Jack Sparrow
- June 18 – Band: Bella Orange; Character: Barbie
- June 25 – Band: Paper Scissors Rocketpack; Character: Spiderman