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River Run Family Water Park Update
July 24th, 2015
Mayor Jeff Gahan
After nearly a decade of the City of New Albany having no public pool, River Run Family Water Park is about to complete its first month of operation, totaling nearly 20,000 visitors that will have passed through its gates. To celebrate this wildly successful milestone, the 20,000th visitor will be honored and recognized.
While the large demand and highly positive public reception to the park created parking concerns, the City implemented an overflow parking area on July 17th at the corner of Green Valley Road and Daisy Lane to help off-set the issue. The City will continue to evaluate the operations of River Run as the season progresses, including the option and ability to expand the main parking lot in the future. Holy Family Catholic Church, located across the street from the facility, has graciously partnered with the City to provide River Run employee parking.
“Holy Family has been a great neighbor to our facility, and we appreciate the church leaders working with us as we move forward to ensure a mutually beneficial relationship,” stated Mayor Gahan.
In addition to the nearly 20,000 visitors to date, River Run Family Water Park has provided over 100 seasonal jobs to the youth of our community, all above the minimum wage. Given the success of River Run, along with the facility being one of the few heated outdoor pools in the area, operation of River Run Family Water Park will continue through at least September 1st, 2015.