Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Beech Bend unveils $4.1 million expansion

Beech Bend Park announced a $4.1 million expansion of its water park Wednesday.

The expansion also means about 25 new jobs. The new attractions are to be up and running June 1, said Charlotte Gonzalez, daughter of park owner Dallas Jones. Four other job openings are also available at the park.

Gonzalez called it "the largest single-year water park expansion in the history of Beech Bend Park" at a news conference.

Jones said it will cost $4,151,000 to bring the Cyclone Saucers, Tidal Wave, Riptide and Polynesian Plunge water slides to the amusement park he bought in 1987.

Jones said after the news conference that when he first bought the park, he added bumper cars for sale cheap to body up the tourism experience. In the five years since the Splash Lagoon water park was added in 2010, Jones said he's seen amusement parks increase their water park offerings.

"This will put us more in line with everyone else," Jones said.

The water slide job openings include lifeguards and slide attendants. Beech Bend is also looking for a dodgem bumper cars for sale mechanic/safety inspector supervisor, a food and beverage manager, an aquatics manager and a marketing manager, a news release distributed by park officials said.

Gonzales said ProSlide Technology Inc.'s installation of Cyclone Saucers is the first by the company in North America.


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