Plans unveiled for new water park in Las Vegas
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A new project is gaining momentum that will bring back some memories for long-time Valley residents.
Plans were unveiled on Monday for a new water park called 'Splash Canyon.' It will be located in the southwest part of town, on Fort Apache south of Sunset.
Developers are planning 20 water slides, a wave pool and a lazy river.
"Everywhere I go, that's all I hear. Why don't we have a water park?" says Steve Mayer, general manager of the new water park. "I think there is a big void and a big need, especially for family entertainment."
The last water park in Las Vegas closed in 2004. Wet 'n Wild was located on the Las Vegas Strip and the land was bought by prospective developers.
"Wet 'n Wild never went away because it wasn't successful," says Roger Bulloch, who's company SPB Partners is developing the $18 million project.
Splash Canyon waterpark is set to open Memorial Day weekend 2012 and will employ about 500 seasonal workers.