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Joyland (Texas) to add water play area this summer

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The Lubbock Avalanche Journal is reporting that Joyland plans to open a small water area this summer.


Joyland hopes to build water play area for summertime

Posted: January 24, 2012 - 1:59pm | Updated: January 24, 2012 - 9:24pm


Joyland Amusement Park is hoping to cool down the summer with a new water play area.


Lubbock Parks and Recreation Advisory Board recommended to the City Council on Tuesday the approval of Joyland’s proposed water play area.


Joyland President David Dean said he hopes to have the park open for this summer, and it will only be open during the summer each year. Dean presented a possible timeframe of Memorial Day to Labor Day for the water park’s operation.


The water area will be west of the current park, and will be a separate entity, he said.


The water area will include a few attractions, most notable two water slides and a dump bucket, Dean said. The water in the middle of the area will be between 6 and 9 inches deep, he added.


The water park will cost $7 for all ages, he said, and is getting the equipment from Cliff’s Amusement park in Albuquerque, N.M.


He does not have an exact estimate on the cost of the project, but he said it should create about 15 jobs once created. Another 15-20 jobs should be part of the construction process.


Dean said he is still in the process of acquiring all of the necessary building permits. Water supplied to the water park will come from a well at Mackenzie Park, and will be reused after it is cleaned, Dean said.


Dean said he hopes to add future water attractions to the park, and the water play area endeavor was taken on in lieu of an expensive roller coaster.

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I've never been, so maybe locals can correct me, but this seems like a place along the lines of Conneaut that it would better off just letting it die.  They did let a Schwarzkopf Shuttle Loop rot in a field for 12 years, y'know.

Let Knoebel's buy the Roll-o-Plane and Whip for spares parts for their rides, and maybe the Rock-o-Plane and Trabant to add to the park, and call it a day.

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