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FITCHBURG — Unionized carpenters want the state to rescind a 20-year, tax-increment financing deal to the developer of the Great Wolf water park and resort.
The New England Regional Council of Carpenters said Wisconsin-based Great Wolf Lodge failed to live up to its agreement to ensure contractors pay Massachusetts workers’ compensation insurance.
The Telegram Gazette of Worcester reported that the union cited eight stop-worker orders at the site by the Department of Industrial Accidents for failure to carry the insurance before approval of $16.4 million in local tax relief and $680,000 in investment tax credits.
FITCHBURG, Mass. (AP) – Unionized carpenters want the state to rescind a 20-year tax increment financing deal to the developer of a water park and resort in Fitchburg.
The New England Regional Council of Carpenters says Wisconsin-based Great Wolf Lodge failed to live up to its agreement to ensure contractors pay Massachusetts workers’ compensation insurance.
The Telegram Gazette (http://bit.ly/1temVDt) reports that the union cited eight stop-worker orders at the site by the Department of Industrial Accidents for failure to carry the insurance before approval of $16.4 million in local tax relief and $680,000 in investment tax credits.
A spokeswoman for
Memorial Day kicks off the season for many area pools and water parks, and several offer splashy new features.
Six Flags St. Louis is taking cues from Disney World with its Tsunami Soaker. A cross between the iconic spinning teacups and a water gun fight, the ride sets patrons twirling about in one of nine boats while spraying fellow riders and passersby with mounted water blasters. Blasters are also placed around the ride’s perimeter so observers can shoot water at the boats.
Tsunami Soaker replaces the Hannibarrels, which had sat dormant after closing in 1995. “There were several
WACO (May 24, 2014) Hawaiian Falls water park opened its gates for the season Saturday.
The park is open seven days a week and offers a lazy river, a huge wave pool and giant slides.
Hawaiian Falls employees said about 2,000 people show up each day to enjoy the water park.
Season passes are being offered at a discounted rate through the end of May.
Military personnel and their families are offered a discounted rate on Monday, which is Memorial Day.
The Denver area has been getting plenty of water in the form of rain this week, but those who are ready to dive into swimming pools will get their first chance when commercial water parks and some municipal pools open this weekend.
Weather permitting, of course.
Neither water park has major new attractions
May 22, 2014
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Thu May 22, 2014, 09:33 PM CDT
Mike Ingle of the Parks and Recreation Department paints finishing touches on net supports Thursday at River Country Family Water Park in preparation for its opening day Saturday. Elsewhere in the park, sprinklers spray water while Larry Fennel works on a sunshade. The water park, 3600 Arline Ave., opens at
MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WXYZ) – Red Oaks Waterpark opens Saturday just in time for the holiday weekend.
The water park has a Soak Station for children with 68 features including water jets, slides, bubble jets and a six-foot tipping bucket. Toddlers can splash around in the Spray Play area with 15 water jets and bubblers at zero depth.
Adults can join in on the fun too.
The park also has a 990 ft. moving river to float along with a triple-flume waterslide and wave-action pool.
Even when the sun’s hiding behind the clouds, the pool is heated for everyone’s enjoyment.
The park is located
Wake Island Watersports is a waterpark like no other.
“It’s an 80-acre watersports facility, we offer cable wakeboarding, phenomenal beach, volleyball, paddleboard, paddleboard yoga, birthday parties, company parties,” manager Noel Carter said. “It’s a day at the lake but much better.”
Carter started building the park in Pleasant Grove four years ago and opened last year. What makes the park special is a unique motorized cable system which pulls riders across the water; eliminating the headaches of needing a boat.
“The fathers love it because they can ride with their sons at the same time instead of spending all day driving their
Updated: Tuesday, May 20 2014, 09:11 PM CDT
The Hawaiian Falls opening in Pflugerville has been delayed until June 6. But the drilling, tile work and just about everything else needed to finish the water park continues.
While crews work round the clock visitors will have to wait a few more weeks to get a sky high view of Pflugerville.
“With all the inclement weather, we are a little bit delayed,” says General Manager Evan Barnett.
Construction came to a halt a few times over the last few months. At one point, rain caused a muddy mess — making it
WIGGINS, MS (WLOX) -
Flint Creek Water Park is undergoing a major overhaul. It has been around since the 60s and hasn’t seen much change for over 30 years, until now.
“This is not a renovation, it’s a transformation,” said Stewart Smith, who is over marketing and safety for the newly named Splash of Fun water park at Flint Creek.
The park has deep roots in the community, and Smith said that’s something he hopes will continue.
“What better place to be [than] here at Flint Creek, where people have