City staff are filling the pools and cleaning all areas at Adventure Bay Family Water Park Thursday in preparation for the Memorial Day weekend opening on May 29. Daily Leader photo/Jessica Crawford
By JESSICA CRAWFORD
• Daily Leader
It’s about that time of year again. School is nearly out for the summer, temperatures are starting to rise, which means one thing for local youth – the opening of Adventure Bay Family Water Park is right around the corner.
City staff expressed much concern throughout the winter months regarding possible leaks throughout the park. However, Public Works Director Joe Sealey said leaks have yet to be found.
“We checked for leaks, that is what we were concerned about,” Sealey said. “Having gone through a winter, the first winter, we were hoping that we didn’t miss anything. So far, it appears that we hadn’t missed anything.”
Sealey said Adventure Bay Family Water Park is nearly ready for its May 29 opening.
“They got the big pool full, they have test run the slides, they have the pumps changed out, the kids pool is full,” he said. “Then sometime next week, they will fill up the family pool. I think there is some other little stuff to do, but the big stuff is pretty much done.”
Adventure Bay Family Water Park manager Curtis Berens couldn’t be happier with the progress.
“We are rockin’,” he said. “We about have things hooked up and ready to go. We have two pools with water in them. We are getting ready to fill the third one and finished painting the family pool today. Things are good.”
Adventure Bay Family Water Park will kick off Memorial Day weekend by opening at 1 p.m. Regular hours will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 7 p.m. on Sundays. Cost for admission is $4 for ages 16 and above and $3 for 15 and younger.