Work crews are busy putting the finishing touches on Tsawwassen’s Big Splash Water Slide Park in preparation for it’s official opening on June 12. (James Smith photo)

Tsawwassen’s Big Splash Water Slide Park ready to open

The park will be open for school groups June 12 to 23, then the general public June 24 to Sept. 4.

Crews are hard at work putting the finishing touches on Big Splash Water Slide Park before it opens next week.

The revamped seven-acre attraction at the site of Tsawwassen’s Splashdown Waterpark is set to open to school groups on Monday before fully opening to the public on June 24.

Among the many ammenities at Big Splash will be newly renovated pools and hot tubs (including a new large, adult-only hot tub), a new clubhouse, Vegas-style cabanas for private parties, BV’s Sports Bar and Grill, a sun splash patio with umbrella furniture, new landscaping and a new park layout.

“We are building on top of the foundation that Splashdown built, and are adding a whole new look and feel to the water park for 2017,” said Harold Frederiks, general manager of Big Splash.

With the re-opening of the park, there will be an added daily complimentary shuttle service to and from Downtown Vancouver.

“Our goal is to give people a water park experience that they will want to experience over and over, especially since we are so close to anyone in the Lower-Mainland. And with the complimentary shuttle service we are making it even easier to get here,” Frederiks said.

After 33 years entertaining Lower Mainland families, Splashdown closed its doors for good in September. Executive Hotels and Resorts announced in January that it has secured a 99-year lease on the property and will renovate and reopen the water park in June 2017.

The company also has plans to add new slides in 2018 and build a 200-plus room hotel adjacent to the park and near the Tsawwassen Mills shopping centre, which is scheduled to open in 2019.

The park will initially be open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and only for school groups. It will open to the general public on Saturday, June 24, running seven days a week through to Labour Day (Sept. 4), 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

All-day passes to Big Splash will cost $28 and special group rates will also be available. Admission will be free for children three-years-old and under.

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