But that can be a good thing.
The modest water park, which is much smaller than
The park was built with a Great Outdoors Colorado grant and has become somewhat of a tourist attraction in this small town.
"About 70 percent of our guests come from
"The draw is the size of the park, the fact that it's a small park.
Frank said the small park in
"It's a fun and safe park. We staff higher than the minimum requirements of one lifeguard for 45 participants. We staff heavily in order to protect our patrons."
The water park, which is owned and operated by the town, is open through the
summer months to
There used to be a city pool at the site of the park, but city leaders changed that with an idea of a water park in 2007. Before that there was a city pool at the location since the 1960s.
The park features two 30-foot high water slides, the yellow one fully enclosed and the green one open. Kids and adults can go down the twisting slides on water tubes or without them.
There's also a 3-foot "Seal Slide" for children 48 inches tall that rides into the end of the
There's also a small "
The Zero Entry pool allows the youngest of water enthusiasts to enter without worrying that the water may be too deep. It's similar to walking from a beach into the ocean.
"People in wheelchairs also can enter the pool," Frank said.
The park also has a 12-foot-deep diving well equipped with a single diving board.
"This is a competitiongrade diving well," Frank said.
The water throughout the park is heated.
The park also has a concession stand.
"We also give people a chance to bring coolers in, packed with their own lunch, for a small fee," Frank said.
The park features warm showers, lockers and dressing rooms.
"We are fully
Frank said she offers safety swim classes and water aerobics before and after pool hours.
"We get a lot of
Frank said kids from the
"They take the big kids to
"It's a small, familyoriented water park and a nice place to go and have a refreshing and relaxing afternoon," Frank said.
For more information about Wild Waters, call 719-738-2628. email@example.com
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