Splash Aqua Park coming to Wichita

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -

Splash Aqua Park designed by Cole Kalkbrenner and his wife Erin is coming to Wichita, Kansas in May.

On May 4, Wichita residents will have be able to cool off near the Steeple Bay development that will include Gander Outdoors and Camping World stores, at I-235 and Seneca.

"This is a fun and exciting project," said Jeff Lange, founder of Lange Real Estate. "A lot of neat things going on, from industrial activities, retail, office. All kinds of activities happening here."

Around 30,000 visitors are expected to visit the park in its first season. The max capacity has been listed at 200 people, but only about 125 will be allowed in per hour.

Kalkbrenner and his wife, Erin, both professional water skiers, developed a park like this one in Australia. They plan to start their rates for entry at $15 for 50 minutes and an additional $10 for the second hour.

The park will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Labor Day, and will open along with Camping World and Gander Outdoors.