Splashdown Park going out with a bang before closing forever

Aug 9 2016, 2:54 pm


Splashdown Park might be closing forever on September 11, but that hasn’t stopped them from going all out in their final month.

August will see a number of events to end the park’s 33-year-long run with a big splash, starting on the 14th with Summer Splash, a huge party to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation.

In addition to live performances, DJs will spin tunes all day long, there will be dancing by Studio 604, and you can sign up for a watermelon eating contest. Three dollars from each admission will go towards the foundation.

Next up on August 20 will be Operation Christmas Child, where guests can fill a shoebox with gifts to benefit children in need at Christmas.

Lastly, Family Day on August 27 will focus on – you guessed it – all things family.

Despite the imminent closure and a rainy summer, it seems Splashdown’s popularity hasn’t wained; 40,000 people passed through the gates in July, representing numbers that are above average.

The park has been open for 33 years and sits on land owned by a member of the Tsawwassen First Nation. The waterpark’s lease on the land comes to an end this year and it’s anticipated that it will be redeveloped for commercial or residential usage.

Splashdown has 13 slides in total, with the River Run and Blackhole being the most popular.

The Last Splash at Splashdown Park

When: Throughout the month of August.

Where: Splashdown Park – 4775 Nu Lelum Way, Tsawwassen