WildWater to open Memorial Day weekend with new features; Heritage Park upgrades coming

WildWater will open for the season on Memorial Day weekend. (W.C. Mann for The Cullman Tribune)

CULLMAN, Ala. — Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism Executive Director Nathan Anderson told the Cullman City Council this week about plans for upgrades at Heritage Park, and announced that WildWater, the city’s aquatic recreation facility, is set to open on Memorial Day weekend with upgraded and new features to welcome guests.

“You know, one of the minor complaints that we get – everybody seems to be happy there – but shade is one of those things that’s mentioned,” said Anderson, “so we’ve added a few more giant umbrellas which will probably provide about 75 more shaded spots for people. So I know the moms will be happy.”

Anderson said that CPRST is working on “increasing the efficiency within our food operations” to make wait times in food lines shorter.

Online ticket sales

CPRST will offer online ticket sales for the water park, with financial incentives for guests to purchase through the website, to speed up the process and guarantee that guests can be accommodated at times they choose.

Said Anderson, “The primary reason for that is there were several times this last season that people showed up and we were at capacity. So it’s much better if everybody plans ahead, purchase your ticket ahead of time so that you can ensure that you have a spot in the park.”

WildWater is also adding a merchandise hut where guests can purchase swim gear and souvenirs.

Anderson told The Tribune, “The reopening of WildWater brings a lot of excitement. The sounds of laughter and water create a lively atmosphere for family and friends to make lasting memories. We are looking forward to seeing everyone soon!”

Heritage Park playground and splash pad to be updated

Anderson told the council, “We have Dinner on First this Saturday, and really excited to announce that we have raised a record amount of money. This year’s project, if you haven’t heard, is Heritage Park playground and splash pad over on the Lowe’s side of the park. So this is about a 25-year-old playground that we’ll be replacing, and we’ll be looking at refurbishing the splash pad at the same time. So we’ve already put a great dent in that project with this fundraising.”

For more on WildWater, visit hwww.wildwatercullman.com

For more on all Cullman Parks, Recreation & Sports Tourism facilities and programs, visit www.cullmanrecreation.org.

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