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Raytown to close Super Splash for 2015

Generations of kids have had summer fun at Raytown’s water park.
Generations of kids have had summer fun at Raytown’s water park. FILE PHOTO

The Raytown Park Board voted Monday to close the city’s Super Splash Water Park for a year while the city studies the future of its park system.

“For several years the city has subsidized Super Splash as the park aged and operations costs increased,” park board chairman George Mitchell said in a news release. “It was a difficult decision.”

This year, the parks staff has dealt with broken water lines and closed 20-year-old water slides because of structural concerns, the city said.

“The pool is 50 years old and showing its age,” said Parks Director Kevin Boji. “We face an extensive list of repairs, including leaks under the pool deck, that will be very costly.”

The board proposed that the city hire a consultant to prepare a comprehensive plan for the park system.

| The Star

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