LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Schools out for summer, so kids are putting on the sunscreen and heading to the water park.
Allana Becknal bought her daughter Reagan a season pass to Lubbock Water Rampage, and says the park keeps the kids entertained. "My girls are going to be out here all summer, so it's a good thing for them to be able to have something to do during the summer," she said.
Reagan and her friends missed the water park when it closed last summer due to declining attendance and a pending lawsuit. They plan to make up the lost time this year. "We'll be here all the time since we're getting season passes. Probably about 3 to 4 times a week," she said.
The water park has new ownership and they've changed the name from Texas Water Rampage to Lubbock Water Rampage. But they say besides the name not much has changed. "We're just working with what we have right now, and getting everything repaired with defferedmaintenance from the last couple of years," said new manager, Mike Freyburger.
Despite a tough economy, he thinks the park will bring in business. He hopes to offer an escape to those who can't afford a summer vacation this year. "We think we have a great opportunity. A lot of folks want to stay here in Lubbock and work on pinching pennies, that sort of thing. Keep the money here local. We offer a relief for some of that economic tension, to come out and just have fun," said Freyburger.
The water park is open daily from Noon to 6 p.m. A general admission ticket is $15. There are also season passes available.
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