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Lake Winnepesaukah adds five-acre waterpark

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- Hailed as the "Biggest announcement in 50 years" Lake Winnepesaukah announced Wednesday plans to add a multi-million dollar waterpark.

The park announced the five-acre waterpark expansion will be on the west side of the current attraction.

The new waterpark with feature a lazy river, wave lagoon, flume body slides, enclosed tube slides and side-by-side racer slides. There will also be a splash park for toddlers, and shaded lounge seating, retail shops and changing areas.

The addition is expected to open for the summer of 2013 and is being designed by a Florida architect and a New York design firm.

The park, originally built in the mid 1920's, has been a fixture in the region for years. Lake Winnepesaukah is owned and operated by the Dixon family's third and fourth generations, making it the third-longest continually-owned family amusement park in the United States.

"They would be so proud of our accomplishments as we are so proud of the legacy they feft us," says current owner, Adrienne White Rhodes.

The expansion is expected to add more than 100 temporary construction jobs and 50-60 seasonal parks jobs.

The water park will be included in the ticket price, $26 a person for unlimited rides.

 

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