Collicutt water park reopens Saturday

Extensive maintenance complete

Splash down at Collicutt Centre happens on Saturday when the water park reopens after a 10-week closure.

Public swimming runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The 15-year-old water park will reopen after its lengthiest closure so far for the most extensive maintenance to date that included inspections, cleaning and maintenance of all pool equipment and technical systems. Improvements were made to the filtration and water circulation systems. Roof and wall acoustic tiles were replaced. New tiles replaced stone work around the hot tubs.

“The whole interior of the water park has been painted so to me it looks very refreshed and new,” said Collicutt Centre supervisor Denis Delemont on Thursday.

The addition of new lights further improve the appearance, he said.

“It’s like an HD look in there now as opposed to old-fashioned style of TV. It’s a crisper, sharper look.”

Delemont said regular customers will notice the difference, and other users will notice how vibrant and active the centre is once the water park reopens.

“The water park is our jewel of the building. It’s the family piece of the building where lots of families gather and go. It’s a different look to our building when the water park is not up and running.”

He said the $380,000 should come in under budget and is complete in time for peak season at the water park.

“When the cold weather starts rolling around, people generally come in a bit more often. The new year is our busier time too.”

The interactive water playground for young children will reopen the week of Nov. 21.

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