Wichita's Splash Aqua Park set to open Memorial Day Weekend

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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -

The owner of a highly anticipated water park in south Wichita says it's scheduled to open to the public on Memorial Day Weekend. 

Splash Aqua Park ICT owner Cole Kalkbrenner told KAKE News on Wednesday that the park is set to open at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 25. He said they're still waiting on some permits and are continuing to work to get the park ready. 

The park offers a series of inflatable runways, jumping pillows, bouncers, slides, wiggle bridges, swings, ladders and a trampoline, according to its Facebook page. Kalkbrenner said food trucks will be at the park on opening day. 

If the opening date changes, we'll let you know. 

Slash Aqua Park ICT is located at I-235 and Seneca. KAKE's Wizard of Waugh will be there live during Good Morning KAKEland on Wednesday, May 22.

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

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.

The park will be open 7-days a week from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The park was originally slated to open on May 4th, but that date was pushed back, Kalkbrenner said Monday. 

"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.

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