Local water park opening soon

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. - A local water park is getting ready to make a big splash this summer.

On Wednesday, workers were testing the water and putting the finishing touches on Wetlands Water Park in Jonesborough as they prepare for opening day this Saturday.
The water park is entering its 21st season featuring three flume water slides, two family slides, a lazy river and wading and swimming pools.

Park director Matt Townsend said last year was a rather tough one for the attraction due to a cold, wet start to the Memorial Day weekend.  He added that the forecast is better this year so he's hoping for a big start to the season.

"It is a great family place, inexpensive," said Townsend. "It's local, your money that you spend here stays here. We've been here for 21 years, it's sort of a tradition, if you live in the Tri-Cities area, to come to Wetlands for the summer and have a good time."
Wetlands opens Saturday at 10a.m.

Here's a look at ticket prices for day passes:

Teens/Adults (13 years and up) $12

Children (4-12 years) $9

Senior (55+) $9

Children (3 and under) Free

1/2 price after 3 pm.

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