Water Carnival puts summer on ice

Kids looking to cool off from the summer heat can head to McCambridge Park Pool Saturday evening for the city's annual Water Carnival.

Themed "Summer Froze Over," the event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. with games, contests, crafts and face-painting. Contests will include a raft race in the pool, along with a favorite lifeguard contest.

Attendees can take photographs with the Burr-Bear, the mascot for the city's Polar Plunge event, a pool party that takes place in the winter.

"It's just a wonderful annual community event that we're able to host, all the kids and patrons seem to enjoy themselves year after year," said Erin Barrows, recreation services manager. "It's just a nice evening out."

City staff, who will be dressed in beanies and scarves over their bathing suits to fit with the theme, expect at least 100 people in attendance, she added.

The McCambridge pool will close at the end of the summer, while the Verdugo Park Pool will be open year-round.

Tickets cost $3 for children under 4 years old, and $5 for everyone else. Groups can purchase four tickets for $12. The pool is located at 1515 N. Glenoaks Blvd.

To purchase tickets, visit burbankparks.com.

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