Sylvan Lake’s inflatable water park returns to beat the heat

Park opens to the public on July 1

Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash / website photo

Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash / website photo

The waterpark opening date has been corrected to July 1.

Alberta’s first-ever inflatable water park located on Sylvan Lake is ready to welcome summer in full force starting July 1.

Following a two-year hiatus during COVID-19, the Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash will open doors to a range of about 130 fun elements including a 15-foot tower and overhanging climbing wall, huge launch bag, high rollers, wiggle bridge, swings, monkey bars, and a trampoline among others.

“I look forward to seeing smiling faces and people getting back together as a community and enjoying the outdoors and the water,” said park owner and operator Charlie Everest.

The waterpark with a capacity of about 130 people operates from end of June to early September. While it opens to the public in July, a pre-season is run for local schools at the end of June.

Depending on the water level, the park is blown up and anchored about 150 feet from the shoreline with a ranging depth of 14 feet to about four feet.

The facility was introduced in 2017 and covers about an acre of the lake. Lifeguards and first aiders are present on-site at all times.

“Hopefully we are going to have a good hot summer this year. It’s a great way to beat the heat.”

In previous years, the park has welcomed upwards of 30,000 individuals throughout a season.

Since the waterpark operations are restricted to individuals under the age of six with a minimum height requirement of three-foot-six inches, the organization hopes to introduce a junior park in the upcoming seasons.

Weather permitting, the park will open every day from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. with the last admissions at 7 p.m. The facility can be accessed from the Lakefront Park right beside the lighthouse.

For further information and updates visit the Sylvan Lake Aqua Splash Facebook page or the park website at www.sylvanlakeaquasplash.ca.

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