Dove Waterpark opening creates a big splash

Posted Tuesday, Jun. 04, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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City officials say that for decades, Dove Pool and Dove Park have been entertaining and providing memory-making fun for thousands of children and adults.

But they wanted to take the popular pool and its home to a new level.

The answer was an estimated $4 million facelift to the park that opened in 1972.

“With all of the improvements, it is one of our signature parks in Grapevine,” Parks & Recreation Director Greg Evans said.

A highlight of the redo was Dove Pool, and promoters chose a new name to go along with its new image: Dove Waterpark.

Dove Waterpark made its debut May 25-27, drawing about 1,700 people, 697 of them on Memorial Day.

Evans said the waterpark’s new features include an expanded swimming pool, multiple slides, a deep-water climbing wall, covered rental cabanas, a larger covered children’s pool and a playground with zero depth entry and geysers.

The park’s offerings include a complete redo of the universally accessible Casey’s Clubhouse — scheduled to open in mid-July — new state-of-the art sports lighting, another parking lot and a splash pad called the Dove Park Sprayground.

Evans said the landmark site “is a testament to safety, physical fitness, outdoor recreation and social interaction.”

The park will be open during the summer seven days a week. Admission is $2 for Grapevine residents, $5 for non-residents. Proof of Grapevine residency is required. Season passes are also available for purchase at playgrapevinereg.com.

Marty Sabota, 817-390-7367

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