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Super Soaker Battle on the Parkway

  • Jul 27, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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Do I really have to describe this? Midsummer in the city. Supersoakers. Bring it.

We'll start at Eakins Oval. The fountains provide the fuel and the central fountain is the main battleground. If we have a lot of people, we'll use the side fountains for sneak attacks and skirmishes. If you have a cannon with reserves, you can take the game down the shady lanes on the Parkway for tactical maneuvers and covert harassment of unsuspecting tourists (kidding).

This won't be a very long event, but come prepared to get SOAKED!!!

Bring: water pistol, supersoaker, waterbombs etc. Please let's make the water pistols only the clear, neon plastic kinds; no Beretta or Desert Eagle replicas, thanks. Don't want anyone getting the wrong idea....

No water balloons please. They are environmentally unfriendly and a mess to clean up!

You'll probably want to wear a swimsuit/trunks/rash guard and a change of clothes hidden away. Water shoes or sandals with a heel strap are a good idea; flip flops are not. Shoes with a good grip are helpful, like Keens or Tevas.

Please bring a light colored (pastel) shirt and a dark colored (black, navy, etc.) and be prepared to quick-change before we start (we'll have two teams.)

Kids: Age 10+ only, no crybabies (ok and that goes for adults too) This will be an adult's game at an adult's pace. Those marble stairs are slippery when wet...

Dogs: Not this time.

Parking: Anywhere you can find a spot! Free parking is available up Lemon Hill.

Weather: I'll cancel by 6 pm Friday if it looks like rain, or if the weather will be cooler than it usually is in July. May move it to the morning if afternoon thunderstorms look likely.

Post-battle we can go for coffee or a really early happy hour in Fairmount or Rittenhouse.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time- people were awesome!

    July 28, 2013

  • Luann

    Soo much fun!! Thank you Amy for organizing!

    Lets do it again :)

    July 28, 2013

  • Thomas

    AMAZING!

    July 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ridiculously hot guys in wet white T's; I'm regretting that I missed this one... My girls had a lot of fun from what I heard. Thanks for doing this!

    July 28, 2013

  • Vlad

    Great event

    July 28, 2013

  • Raheem H.

    Great time!!!

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • SSS

    Awesome time!!

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • Thomas

    It was exactly what I wanted and expected! Bravo!!!

    2 · July 27, 2013

  • Michael B.

    This was awesome. Next time I'll bring my slip & slide.

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • Misha

    that was a great time! Hope to see you and shoot you guys again!

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • Lynda C.

    That was just too much fun! Thanks Amy!

    3 · July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had an awesome time!!! This should be an every weekend thing for the summertime

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • Sophia

    Awesome!!!! Had a good time with some fun ppl,just joined....see you guys again,Amy don't forget kayaking

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • Jack

    What a great day. Thanks Amy and everyone who I shot. BwwwwwaHahaha

    4 · July 27, 2013

  • Thomas

    I imagine many are still on their way, myself included!

    July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Running a little late. I will be there in a little bit. Have to fill up my guns and go to the bank right quick :). See you guys soon and where is the free parking at?

    July 27, 2013

  • Amy

    Last minute request for a slip & slide?? I couldn't find one. Bringing a bucket....

    2 · July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Exchanging my water balloons for another gun in the AM!!! LOL but I would be mad being the only cleaning up my crap job of water balloons LOL

    3 · July 26, 2013

    • Amy

      Yeah, water balloons are more of a pain than they're worth :)

      July 27, 2013

  • kwaki J.

    Love to get out

    July 27, 2013

  • W C

    I knew could happen. I now have to work at 1pm. Have fun! I know it will be great, as all the Amy events tend to be.

    1 · July 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just realized that water balloons are not allowed for this!!! Dammit. well I will exchange it out and get another water gun for tomorrow, so get ready! I am coming solo and I am packing a lot of heat with me for this activity :)

    1 · July 26, 2013

  • randy

    Just like last year my friends are bailing on me at the last minute so I'm bailing too. Maybe next year but I will ask different friends next year

    July 26, 2013

  • Amy

    Okay, finally sent out details, hope that answers e everyone'a questions! If not post here or email me. "Organizing" is going to be almost impossible, so just be flexible and just go with it. If you missed the email, it's here: http://www.meetup.com/getoutphilly/messages/boards/thread/36590212 BATTLE ON!

    July 26, 2013

  • W C

    Don't know if this will affect anything, but they have made some changes at Eakins Oval
    http://www.phila.gov/parksandrecreation/programsandactivities/pages/theoval.aspx

    July 17, 2013

    • W C

      Yes, it's new, on the grass

      1 · July 23, 2013

    • Amy

      Bring that volleyball!

      July 26, 2013

  • Patrick

    weather depending I am in
    how many guns should I bring

    July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have about 30 people between my two groups; just wanted to give a heads up...

    1 · July 25, 2013

    • Ott s.

      How do I join u group

      July 25, 2013

    • Deandra

      There are probably 10-12 coming from my group

      July 25, 2013

  • Annette

    I have an additional 5 coming from my group- Sj singles ready to mingle

    July 25, 2013

  • Special_K

    I am SUPER PUMPED!! (And admittedly corny)

    1 · July 25, 2013

  • Lynda C.

    We're up to 192 people.

    1 · July 25, 2013

  • Vlad

    I’m coming strapped like a holy war rebel ready to send the non believers to their watery hell.

    6 · July 24, 2013

  • Roxanne

    I haven't "shot" a super soaker in years ...looking forward to it!

    July 24, 2013

  • Joan

    I have to babysit my granddaughter. :-/

    July 23, 2013

  • Raheem H.

    Have to order my guns (water guns) ppl lol

    July 18, 2013

  • W C

    i'm a maybe

    July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be there!!!

    1 · July 16, 2013

  • Michael B.

    Been far too long since I was in a super soaker battle...

    July 15, 2013

  • kwaki J.

    Love to get out

    July 14, 2013

  • Lynda C.

    REALLY looking forward to this!

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Wendy

    I just signed up today! 148 people??? That is hilarious!! I love it!!

    July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Look forward to it!

    July 9, 2013

  • christine b.

    sounds like fun. I am from bucks county . have no idea how to park or where to park down there. anyone?

    June 17, 2013

    • Caleb D.

      Christine - I always load my bike up in the car and park in free lots. One of the easiest/closest spots is on Sedgley Rd. at Kelly drive. There should be plent of parking on the side of the road and walk/bike over. It is a safe area and will save you a good amount of parking money!

      1 · June 17, 2013

    • Caleb D.

      The Sedgley Rd. spot in Fairmont park is less than 1/4 mile to Eakins oval. It's walkable but bringing a bike could always allow you to park out further if it is crowded. And the spots are along the road, not an actual lot.

      July 9, 2013

  • Kate

    Can't come now. I have baby shower that day :(

    June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have this posted in two groups, and already have more than 10 takers.... Let me know if I need to limit my RSVPs

    1 · June 19, 2013

  • Caleb D.

    Facebook event has been posted in case anyone wants to make their reservation "facebook official"
    https://www.facebook.com/events/192916037534744

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • UJ

    If I am back in US by then, I will be there.

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • Sadiyq W.

    Sooo how many people will be bringing original super soakers???

    June 18, 2013

  • Judy B

    Hey who wants to get a team together, get our strategy on, and claim victory?

    1 · June 18, 2013

  • Sadiyq W.

    This is gonna be so much fun!!!

    June 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hey guys...i'm the organizer of another meetup...can i post in mine and see if there are any takers?

    2 · May 23, 2013

    • Amy

      Sure, I'd just ask any organizers to let me know how many people would be coming. I've learned by now to expect half the number of RSVPS....

      1 · June 9, 2013

    • Annette

      I'll definitely let u know

      June 15, 2013

  • Sadiyq W.

    Come on a water gun fight. Need i say more???

    June 12, 2013

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