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Weather Causing Problems For Multi-Million Dollar Water Park

June 2, 2013, 10:00 PM by Stephanie Gregory

Weather Causing Problems For Multi-Million Dollar Water Park
HURON, SD -

It's not a sight you would see on a normal day at the pool in the summer. The cabanas are vacant, the slide is hollow, and the lazy river is lacking… anyone.

After opening Splash Central just over a week ago, the pool has only been in operation for five days because of weather.

"The reason it's probably the hardest on us when we have to close is because of the season pass holders because they have paid the money to come and use the facility. We feel bad because they have paid this money and they can't use their season pass," Central Park Manager Laura McGirr said.

McGirr says they keep a close eye on weather when deciding to open the park doors and the weather has not cooperated.

"We've set it at 65. We look at the wind, we look at the humidity, and we look at the dew points. We look at all that to factor into that decision," McGirr said.

As the park patiently waits for the weather to warm up McGirr says business hasn't been all bad. She says when the temps are above 65 people flock to the new water park.

"I think on our busiest day we had 1,056 people here, that was in and out, not all at once, but for a city our size that is a lot of people in one place at one time," McGirr said.

This brand new pool has been a popular attraction so far, even before its inaugural day.

"In the past they averaged between 60-70 passes a year that was sold at their old water park, but now they are over 500 passes sold," McGirr said.

With all Huron has to offer, including this new water park and the Master Blaster slide, the City hopes to bring in more folks to staycation here.

"If you're looking for a cheap weekend away with your family we offer concessions here to come and make it a family fun weekend," McGirr said.

The city has been communicating the closures on both Facebook and Twitter.

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