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UER Forum > US: Pacific Southwest > A Day at the Waterpark! (Viewed 2666 times)
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A Day at the Waterpark!
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During a somewhat spur of the moment road trip from CA back to CO we stumbled upon this lovely water park! It was raining almost enough to have fully functioning water slides, what remained still there at least...

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< Reply # 1 on 2/6/2017 9:18 PM >
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I drove by this a month ago & extremely regret not stopping.




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< Reply # 2 on 2/6/2017 9:21 PM >
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Great shooting!
Squared off and well composed.
This kind of site is a challenging shoot.
You shot it up proper



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< Reply # 3 on 2/10/2017 5:21 AM >
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Cool to get some shots with the wet pavement. There used to be an on site security guard, as the property owner had plans to rehabilitate and re open it, but i think he finally realized it was a lost cause.




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Definitely a cool little detour, I'd say worth stopping by for sure! Pretty active, there was a group leaving as we were walking in and another group coming in as we were heading out! Luckily no security, it is unfortunate that it is such a lost cause!

Thanks for the compliments Blackhawk!




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< Reply # 5 on 2/10/2017 10:10 PM >
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Place has a desolate, surreal kinda air to it, nice!




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I went there recently!
It was AMAZING!
I love the alien wallart everywhere and the giant watertank!
I can share pictures if y'all want...




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wow impressive




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wow impressive


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photo 1,7,8 are so cool




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It looks like a very cool location. Makes me think of Zombieland for some reason




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< Reply # 12 on 11/10/2017 5:07 PM >
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Didn't Kilan Martin shoot one of his skate videos here?




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Hey the lazy river still has water in it, just saying. . .
Though seriously those are some cool pics. Best it could be now is turned into a skate park or Halloween themed place.




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It's hilarious to see the lazy river with actual water in it - almost makes it look like the place is still functioning.




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Very cool! Never seen it in the rain.

The place used to be a lot more intact years ago.

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Man, to have seen this place when it wasn't so torn up. That woulda been something else.

I've been back there a few times, and not once have I ever been alone. It'd be interesting to find out how many people visit this place a day compared to when it was still functioning.




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fantastic place to explore. I have been twice now.




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I wasn't looking for this place, but I found it anyway. Ended up stopping at just about the worst time of day for photos, both because of direct sunlight and also the 100º heat.

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I just read up on the history of this place if anyone was interested. It's a really unfortunate story. I did go visit the park last December and it's in pretty bad shape. I tried to imagine the glory it once was, but it's sadly trashed now.

The park was constructed in the late 1950's and opened to the public in 1962. It was popular in the early 70's and mid 80's, but it started losing traffic and closed down in the late 80's. The park was sold in August 1990 to an investment group that envisioned a 50's theme "polished" park. The park reopened under a new name in July 1998 and unfortunately its big plans didn't last long. The park accumulated millions of dollars in debt and numerous financial problems. There was also an accident with an employee that decided to take an after hours plunge on one of the slides under maintenance. He became a paraplegic and even though that was his own fault, he was awarded $4.4 million in damages. The park filed for bankruptcy in August 2000. The investment group could not find a buyer for the park, so the judge overseeing the case returned the property to the previous owner's wife (the previous owner died in 1996) and discharged a huge portion of the debt. The wife sold the park to another investment group in September 2001 and died a month later. The park was renovated once again, renamed, and reopened in May 2002. It was open on weekends until summer 2004, when it was closed for good. There have been other plans to renovate the park, but nothing has happened at all and the park continues to rot in the desert.




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