MOBILE, Alabama – Years ago, Tammie McCall had an idea. At the time, she was working in human resources for the city of Mobile, and Mobile Government Plaza was leaking. As she sat in her cubicle overlooking the atrium, watching the rain drop into blue buckets, she thought there must be a better way to collect all that water. She turned to the Internet for solutions.
“I started looking at atriums as indoor greenhouses,” she said. “A lot of businesses that have that style roof add greenery and create an outdoor experience. If you can’t fix it, at least let it
The Siloam Springs Whitewater Recreation Park has a new name.
City leaders said they changed the park’s name to the Siloam Springs Kayak Park in an effort to increase understanding of what kind of park it is.
“You could say it was very intentional re-branding,” said City Safety Director Greg Neely. “The kayak community is who we really want to pursue.”
The name change comes after the city formed a task force to talk about safety concerns.
A 16-year-old drowned near the park while swimming with friends in June. Police said he
Upgrades to Prince Albert’s aging water park could be in the works, even though a hoped-for funding boost from a national contest did not pan out.
Prince Albert was one of several communities in the running for a $100,000 prize from a commercial promotion called the Kraft Celebration Tour. As it turned out, Barrhead, Alta., won the big money.
However, Prince Albert Mayor Greg Dionne said Monday that people — and business leaders — from his city are keen to fix the water slides, and help fund the project.
“They realized that the community really wants it and the stress
Lake Compounce in Bristol, Conn.
Another water park where admission is covered in the general price to the amusement park, Connecticut’s Lake Compounce boasts a handful of rides sure to satisfy the thrill-seeker, including “Lights Out,” a high-speed slide in the dark, and “Clipper Cove,” where 300 gallons of water come crashing down on visitors, and the “Bayou Bay” wave pool. Regular admission is $39.99, $28.74 for anyone under 52 inches tall. There is an $8 parking fee as well.
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Kings Dominion plans to expand its 20-acre water park for its 2015 season.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the amusement park will add a water-slide complex, a splash zone for small children and expanded cabanas.
The amusement park says the new Splash island area will double the size of the children’s options now available.
The 65-foot-tall waterslide complex at the park will feature three new attractions. Paradise Plunge will drop guests into a series of loops and s-curves in a translucent flume, Aqua Blast will send riders through an enclosed chute with four 360-degree
Katy Perry and a group of male friends hit Kansas City’s Schlitterbahn water park Monday.
The “Dark Horse” singer, 29, took a short break from her Prismatic World Tour for some fun in the sun.
In an Instagram video, Perry and four pals all hold peace signs and dunk themselves underwater.
Perry then rises from the water, flaunting her toned body in a tiny black bikini and gold Chanel necklace.
“Hi from the #prismaticworldtour,” she captioned the fun video.
She also struck a pose in her black bikini under a sign welcoming her
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Two former employees of a Las Vegas water park have been arrested on suspicion they stole $116,000 from the amusement park.
Authorities say a former assistant manager gave the code to a safe to an employee who had been fired, allowing that man and an accomplice to break in to Wet n’ Wild early Aug. 4.
All three were charged with robbery and burglary. They have yet to enter pleas.
Nicole Vigna, 23, had quit her job as
Pocono Township, Monroe County – While families enjoyed Camelbeach Water Park Friday some thought it was a little too cool for swimming. “Yeah, it’s better for days like this to be indoors,” remarked Carina Camerina of New Jersey. She will soon have that option. Construction on the new Camelback Lodge and Aquatopio Indoor Water Park is moving quickly.
Camelback Marketing Specialist Kelly Joffe smiled, “It’s really crazy how fast things are moving. It’s impressive.” The construction includes a hotel with 453 rooms, convention space, and the big indoor water park. It will have up to 13 slides. She added, “There’s gonna
Plans to allow families to go white water rafting at the boathouse district near downtown Oklahoma City could be in jeopardy.
Officials say bids for the proposed white water park came in too high. The MAPS 3 Advisory Board will recommend if the city should pay full price, meaning there will be less cash for other projects.
Officials say another option on the table is to re-design the white water rafting project to lower the overall cost. The citizens advisory board plans to discuss the future of the project in