The Splashdown Water Park in East Peoria has seen its last splash, at least for the next 12 months.
Increased maintenance costs at the 22-year-old EastSide Centre facility are the major culprit, according to a news release posted Tuesday morning on the Fondulac Park District webpage.
The total cost to open Splashdown in 2018 would be $266,000, including the replacement of a filtration system. That is more than the park district can handle financially, according to the release. Another $220,000 would have to be spent in 2019 to replace