What Drought? Cali Town to Build New Waterpark

While kid’s spray jets have been shut off the construction of a new $35 million water park is debated.

📅   Mon April 06, 2015 - National Edition
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Image courtesy of KPIX San Francisco.
Image courtesy of KPIX San Francisco.

CBS San Francisco affiliate KPIX is reporting that amid California’s record drought, the City of Dublin is breaking ground on a massive new water park. Residents are wondering about the timing of the project.

At Dublin’s Emerald Glen Park the grass gets recycled water, the kid’s spray jets have been shut off and the large fountain is dry as a bone, all to save water. So it’s a little surprising to learn they’re about to build a $35 million water park.

“You can never predict a drought,” Dublin parks director Paul McCreary told KPIX 5.

The city’s parks director said the recreation and aquatic center will include indoor and outdoor pools and water slides. It’s been planned for 10 years now but got postponed when the economy tanked in 2007.

“At this point we’re moving forward with construction. Again, there’s more to the project than just the pools,” McCreary said.

Phil Duncan, who lives near the park, “Hey, time out, this is not the right project at the right time.”

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