Palmdale slips and slides through DryTown

first_imgPALMDALE – Season passes go on sale today for the city’s new DryTown Water Park. The passes, which are being sold at a discount until April 28, are available only at the water park office, 3850-B E. Ave. S. The water park office is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. For more information, call (661) 267-6161. The park opens May 27 for Memorial Day weekend and closes on Labor Day, Sept. 4. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card Passes bought by April 28 cost $43 for Palmdale residents, $54 for nonresidents. A Family Pack of four season passes costs $146 for Palmdale residents, $184 for nonresidents; passes for additional family members are $40 for residents, $50 for nonresidents. Individual season passes go up $10 after April 28, and family passes go up $34. Daily rates for patrons ages 9 and older will be $12 for Palmdale residents, $15 for nonresidents. Palmdale children age 3 to 8 pay $7, or $10 for nonresidents. Palmdale seniors age 62 or older pay $7, or $10 for nonresidents. Military personnel pay $10, both resident and nonresidents. Financed with a special tax that property owners approved in 2002, the $27.5 million Oasis Park opened its recreation center in October, with the swimming pool opening this month to high school teams. The $15.4 million water park has a Western mining-town theme called DryTown, with 35-foot-tall water slides named Rattler’s Revenge, The Wildcatter and Devil’s Punchbowl. A 920-foot-long “river” in which visitors can float in inner tubes is called Big Rock River. Oasis Park’s 25-yard by 25-meter swimming pool will open for the public on Memorial Day weekend. The 33-acre Oasis Park, on Avenue S at 40th Street East, is one of two “super parks” created in a $43 million park improvement effort. The other was an expanded Marie Kerr Park, which gained a swimming pool and an amphitheater. Oasis Park’s 16,800-square-foot recreation center contains a gymnasium big enough for a regulation basketball court or two smaller courts, a dance and fitness studio with wood flooring, a youth game area, a lounge, a kitchen and a multipurpose hall that can be divided into three separate rooms. Operating the water park is expected to cost about $1 million per summer, city officials said. Officials hope to attract 125,000 visitors a summer and to have admission fees cover the costs. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more