Splashdown Park to reopen as 'The Big Splash Waterpark' this summer

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Jenni Sheppard Jan 11, 2017 11:46 am 6,314

Splashdown Waterpark in Tsawwassen, which closed “forever” last year, will reopen this summer as the Big Splash Waterpark after being leased by Executive Hotels & Resorts.

In a release, the hotel chain said it would also be opening a new boutique hotel next door to the waterpark, across from the new Tsawwassen Mills shopping mall.

“We will be open for business this summer and look forward to welcoming back all of the waterpark’s loyal guests, as well as thousands of new guests to experience the rejuvenated Big Splash waterpark experience,” said Joe Ennis, Director of Services, in the release.

The renovations to the old waterpark are already underway and include a new clubhouse, a new adult-only hot tub, and a new Vegas-style cabana rental program.

There will also be a new beer and wine sports bar, a new Splash Cafe Grill food and beverage outlet with an all new menu, and a new Espresso and Gelato Ba‎r.

Other additions include:

  • All newly-renovated pools and hot tub
  • New kids Splash Park equipment and theme
  • New refinishing of all slides
  • New VIP private viewing deck with DJ stand
  • New landscaping, park layout, and all new sun splash patio and umbrella furniture program for maximum sun bathing and picnic area
  • New parkwide sound and music system with Text Your Song request program
  • New and exciting birthday, group and party program for park buyouts
  • Slide, golf and shop program

Executive Hotels & Resorts has secured a 99-year lease from the member of the Tsawwassen First Nation who owns the land where the waterpark is located.

A brand new Big Splash Thrill Slide is planned 2018, meanwhile the new boutique hotel is scheduled to open in 2019.

The old seven-acre water park opened in 1984 and had a 242,000 gallon main pool, hot tub, and 13 slides, including three high-speed slides and a leisure river.

But the once popular waterpark began to face increasing competition and closed last year, after the lease came to an end and operators chose not to renew.

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Jenni Sheppard
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