Opening of Euless Aquatic Park postponed

Posted Friday, May. 24, 2013  comments  Print Reprints
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Northeast Tarrant water parks While the Euless Aquatic Park won’t open Memorial Day weekend, plenty of other water parks in Northeast Tarrant County will. Bedford • Bedford Splash Aquatic Center, 2817 R.D. Hurt Parkway (Bedford Boys Ranch) • Opened Friday for season-pass holders and then daily Saturday. • Hours, costs: bedfordsplash.com Hurst • Chisholm Aquatics Center, 2200 Norwood Drive • Central Aquatics Center, 715 Mary Drive • Both facilities will be open Memorial Day weekend, then daily starting June 1. • Hours, costs: ci.hurst.tx.us (click on “Residents,” then “Recreation”) Keller • The Keller Pointe, 405 Rufe Snow Drive • The outdoor pool and water park opens Memorial Day weekend, then daily starting June 1. • Hours, costs: cityofkeller.com (click on “Visit & Play,” then “The Keller Pointe“) North Richland Hills • NRH2O, 9001 Boulevard 26 • Opened May 18 • Hours, costs: nrh2o.com

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The Euless Family Life Center Aquatic Park will not open Memorial Day weekend as planned.

Instead, the city will open its two other pools a week ahead of schedule with free admission. South Euless Pool, 600 S. Main St., next to South Euless Elementary School, and Wilshire Pool, 315 Sierra Drive in Wilshire Park, will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, noon to 7 p.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday.

Deputy City Manager Loretta Getchell said the contractor, Progressive Commercial Aquatics, “simply ran out of time and couldn’t get all the features installed and tested in time for this weekend. We really wanted to open Memorial Day weekend and hate that we’ll miss it, but it will be worth the wait.”

Getchell wasn’t sure what caused the delay.

But city spokeswoman Betsy Deck said next weekend might be even more appropriate for the grand opening.

“Thursday is the last day of school,” she said. “Kids will be out of school on Friday and that’s the day it will open, so they’ll have lots of time to enjoy it.”

Terry Evans, 817-390-7620 Twitter: @fwstevans

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