JULIAN — How can you “beat the heat?”
One great way this summer is to visit Water Ways theme park, which is located on U.S. 119 (Corridor G), just minutes from Charleston and Madison, in Julian.
Water Ways Theme Park in Boone County attracts over 50,000 visitors annually. Funds from the Coal Severance Tax are used to build and staff parks, pay lifeguards and provides for the upkeep of Boone County’s premiere tourist attraction.
The park offers several fun activities. Water Ways features five water slides; a relaxing lazy river; a Jr. Olympic sized pool; two kiddy pools with waterfall, swings and slides; 18 hole miniature golf; large sun bathing areas, picnic shelters to accommodate 250 people with grill and bathroom facilities and eight other shelters.
The park also offers a mile-long walking trail and an ATV trailhead location.
There is also a gift shop and concession stand with a dining deck.
The park is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Adult admission is still $12; child admission for children at least 44” tall up to 11-years-old is $9; children under 44” but at least 5 years of age $5; and children four-years-old and under are free with adult admission. Punch and season passes are available, as well as group rates.
“Please understand that if your child is not tall enough to ride the slides, for $5 they have access to two kiddie pools, a lazy river, a regular pool, and unlimited miniature golf,” park officials said. “You will not find that price for those amenities anywhere else.”
For more information, visit the online Web site www.waterwayspark.com, visit the online Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/waterways.waterpark?fref=ts or call 304-369-6125.
(Fred Pace is the Editor for the Coal Valley News. He can be contacted at email@example.com or at 304-369-1165, or on Twitter @fcpace62)