January 12, 2017 12:11 am

Splashdown to reopen as The Big Splash Waterpark this summer

Splashdown Park is closing its doors.

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Tsawwassen’s former Splashdown Waterpark which closed at the end of summer 2016 will reopen this summer under a new brand.

The park, owned by Executive Hotels & Resorts, announced Wednesday The Big Splash Waterpark would open in 2017, next to a new boutique hotel. The area is adjacent to the recently-opened Tsawwassen Mills shopping mall and the Tsawwassen Springs Golf Course.

The Big Splash will be fully renovated by this summer and will include new waterslides for the 2018 season.

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New additions will include renovated pools and a hot tub, new kids splash park equipment, a renovated clubhouse, an adults-only hot tub as well as a beer and wine sports bar.

There will also be some glitzy new features, such as a cabana rental program and a VIP private viewing deck with a DJ stand.

“We are pleased to have established a 99-year lease for the continued enjoyment and development of the 20-acre Splashdown development site in Tsawwassen,” said Joe Ennis, the director of services at Executive Hotels.

In September 2016, most people thought the 30-year-old Splashdown had shut down for good after the park’s lease expired.

Now with the large redevelopment of Tsawwassen into a shopping and entertainment destination, the owners are expecting the rejuvenated Big Splash to fit right in.

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