This year’s LA Pride Festival in West Hollywood Park has a new attraction – a water park.
This water park features two giant water slides – one a sinking-Titanic shaped slide and the other a pyramid-shaped slide with a bouncy house underneath.
Inflatable wading pools filled with water and pool play toys are there too, along with a lifeguard even though the water is only three-feet deep.
There are also inflatable lounge chairs in the Astroturfed area. To make it feel like a real pool party, there’s a DJ spinning dance tunes and a bartender serving drinks.
The “Summer Tramp Pride” area is the idea of Andreas Rigao, who also does the three-year old Summer Tramp water park in a downtown Los Angeles parking lot on the last Sunday of each month during the summer.
“Summer Tramp is a people’s party,” said Rigao. “It’s a place for people to be themselves, relax, have fun and celebrate summer.”
The water park seems to be a hit among festival goers anxious to cool off after being in the sun or just get away from the hustle and bustle of the Pride festival.
“This is a great idea,” said Kaden Michaelson of Silverlake. “It’s relaxing. It’s a nice break from Pride for a little while.”
So, those headed to the second day of the Pride festival may want to throw a bathing suit and towel in their backpack. But be aware, there are no lockers in the area. People are responsible for watching their own belongings even while in the water.