The long-anticipated new slides at Cape Splash will be open to the public Thursday, July 9 at 11 a.m. marking the completion of two new speed slides and a three-lane mat racer.
A ribbon cutting event will be held at Cape Splash at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 16.
Cape Splash opened in May 2010 and has since hosted over 431,000 visits. The family water park has been among the top tourism drivers to the city since it opened.
Project improvements include a 265 foot long free fall slide, 259 foot long triple drop slide, and a three-lane 319 foot long mat racer with 30 foot tower. Riders must be 42 inches tall to ride the mat racer, and 48 inches tall to ride the speed slides.
At the ribbon cutting, student representatives from Cape Central, Notre Dame, Jackson, Saxony and Scott City high schools will be the first to race down the slides, followed by local media staff. The public is welcome to watch the event and come back when the park and slides officially open at 11 a.m.
This exciting addition to the Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center was a $1.3 million project funded by the Restaurant Gross Receipts tax. Cape Splash was originally approved by voters as part of the 2008 Parks and Recreation/Stormwater sales tax.
“It’s not summer until you’ve raced across the finish line,” said Recreation Division Manager Penny Williams. For more information, go to the Cape Splash Facebook page or our website www.cityofcape.org/capesplash.
Cape Splash amenities include:
- Speed Slides – 265 ft. free fall slide and 259 ft. long triple drop slide
- Mat Racers – 3 lane 319 ft. long mat racer with 30 ft. tall tower
- 700 ft. Lazy River
- 177 ft Open Flume – 25 ft. Tower Slide
- 140 ft. Enclosed Flume Slide
- 64 ft. & 78 ft. Flume – 11 ft. Tower Slide
- Vortex (Swirl Pool)
- Leisure Pool – Zero Depth Entry
- Spray Pad – Zero Dept Entry
- 23 Funbrellas
- Concession/Bathhouse Building – Picnic
- Pavilion/Family Changing Room
- Lockers are available pay as you go (.50 per entry)