Take a splash in Texas Panhandle area water parks
Wed, 17 Jul 2013 03:00:00 GMT —
Pronews 7 is traveling to Sunray and Pampa who have unique water parks. Sunray for 15-years has been cashing in on it's own little treasure, it's water park, Treasure Island. Pampa Joined the water park fun, developing the H2O Aquatic Center. People of all ages spend their summer months escaping the sizzling summer heat by splashing in area pools. First up, we head to Sunray's Treasure Island.
"We have a little pool area with the seal and turtle that are for any kids up to 4 years old. We've got the the whale slide that is for four and under. We've got the ship up that's 5 to 12 years old. It's got cannons that shoot water".
Treasure Island also has a volleyball area in three foot of water, beach areas that are wheelchair accessible, two big slides, and a diving area.
"We can do a lot of fun things. Race down slides do diving contest in the deep and a lot fun things," said Tyler Miller, who loves the pool.
"I think we're very fortunate to have it. We have a lot of surrounding area customers that come. We have people from Dumas, Dalhart, Guymon and we still have a few that come from Pampa."
So what's the big draw to Treasure Island? More bang for your buck. "The admission at the gate is $3.50 per swimmer regardless of age."
Then in Pampa, the city recently took their swimming pool and upgraded it three years ago to the H2O Aquatic Center to give residents something fun to do, but also draw in folks from the surrounding area.
"Probably our biggest attraction is our bowl slide. it's a big three to four story slide that kind of shoots people straight down into a bowl and they land in the water. We have a competition size pool with two diving boards. We have a lazy river, we have a splash pad for toddlers and infants, we have two just regular slides, one enclosed another open slide," said Assistant Community Service Director, Dustin Miller.
Dustin says the cheap pricing is worth the 45 minute drive from Amarillo. "I think the most positive thing we get is our price. A lot of people are impressed with the price, cost to get in."
It's $7 for adults, $6 for those three to 17, and free for children younger than three. Here's a way to get more bang for your buck. Pronews 7 has a summer water park tour card available on our main webpage. You can visit Treasure Island, The H2O Aquatic Center and Splash Water park for the price of $20.