Splash in the Boro

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Splash in the Boro
Splash-in-boro-logo.jpg
Location Bulloch County, Georgia, U.S.
Owner Bulloch County, Georgia
Opened June 2004
Operating season May through September
Area 155 acres (630,000 m2)[1]
Rides
Total 9; including Lazy River
Website www.splashintheboro.com

Splash in the Boro is a water park and family aquatics center located in Statesboro, Georgia. The facility is situated within Mill Creek Regional Park and is operated by the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department.[1][2]

History[edit]

The initial concepts for a family aquatics center in Statesboro, Georgia, were formulated by Mike Rollins, director of the Statesboro-Bulloch County Department of Parks and Recreation.[3] Concerned about the operating expenses of the then current aquatics facilities and pools, Rollins believed the county government could build a water park that would become a self-sustaining endeavor covering its operating expenses. The plan was included as part of a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) referendum in 2002. The $4.5 million waterpark opened in 2004. In the first summer of operation, 90,000 people visited the park, exceeding initial estimates and expectations.[3] In 2009, Splash in the Boro added a $4 million expansion, including additional attractions and park amenities.[3]

Attractions[edit]

The park has a number of water environments. Included within the park is an 800-foot (240 m) pool that simulates a river and encircles the play and leisure pools. The park also contains 25-meter lane pool and a 24,000-square-foot (2,200 m2) heated therapy pool. These pools are open throughout the year with the assistance of a portable dome structure that encloses the area immediately surrounding the pools.[2] The park also provides concessions with seating areas. Restrooms with family change areas and lockers are located within the facility.[2]

Admission[edit]

General Admission is $12.00 and the price of a child's admission (under 48") is $10.00. Children 2 and younger can gain free admission to the park. Discounts are offered for Bulloch County residents with proof of residency.[4] The park is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day each summer.[4]

2012 Daily Ticket Prices Regular Discounted* Under 48" Tall $10 $8 Over 48" Tall $12 $10

Ages 2 and under are always free.

  • Discounts are only available for individuals with proof of Bulloch County residency,

military, and Georgia Southern University & Ogeechee Technical College staff and Students (ID required to receive discount).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "SBCPRD". Bullochrec.com. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  2. ^ a b c "Splash In the Boro Family Water Park - Georgia Attractions - Overview". Explore Georgia. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  3. ^ a b c Jennifer Stalcup. "Georgia Trend". Georgia Trend. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 
  4. ^ a b "Splash in the Boro - Statesboro, Georgia". Ultimatewaterpark.com. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 

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