• Southern Pines Water Park

    The opening of the water park for the 2020 season has been postponed.

    Please see the message below from the DLCRA Board.

  • May 20, 2020

    Dublin-Laurens County Recreation Authority announces the opening postponement of Southern Pines Water Park for the 2020 season due to COVID-19.

     

    Dublin— May 20, 2020 After a careful review of the Considerations for Public Pools, Hot Tubs, and Water Playgrounds During COVID-19 released by the CDC and upon the advice of local and state officials, Dublin-Laurens County Recreation Authority announces the opening postponement of Southern Pines Water Park for the 2020 season due to COVID-19. The DLCRA Board of Directors met on May 18, 2020 after consulting with many informed officials and will open the park when CDC guidelines allow a feasible and manageable approach to do so. We realize that protecting our children and families from communicable diseases in the context of a swimming pool is difficult even with our well-trained and capable staff and will look to the CDC and South Central Health District for information on best practices for moving forward.

    “We are hopeful that, as knowledge and understanding of the way this virus works increases we will be able to take another look at opening this year, but unfortunately I don’t see that happening quickly enough. There is an incredible amount of work and training that has to take place in preparation for the water park to open. However, we are committed to finding an answer so if it’s possible without limiting the capacity of the park to just a handful of people, we’ll figure it out,” said Jack Walker, Chairman of the DLCRA Board.

     

    DLCRA Director Brian Mallette said “Many people have already purchased season passes for this year and we’ll reach out to those individuals personally with options. It’s painful not to open especially after such an amazing and successful inaugural year. So many people were looking forward to this season to see the additions and upgrades to the park that we were excited to show off. I want people to know that we are watching other water parks carefully to see how they navigate this. Some of those parks are huge and have a much higher capacity to social distance within the park than we do, but we’re still watching them and communicating with them.”

    Open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Southern Pines Water Park saw more than 41,000 people enter it’s cool waters during the first season.

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    For more information, press only:

    Brian Mallette or Kay Hughes

    478-277-5060

    info@dlcra.org

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    575 Southern Pines Road
    Dublin, GA 31021
    In August we will be open only on weekends! Our last day will be September 2nd, Labor Day!

    Saturday & Sunday 8 AM to 6 PM-OPEN
    478-277-5060