CITY COUNCILMAN PROPOSES WATER PARK IN NORTHPORT

Water Park

By WVUA 23 Reporter Libbi Farrow

<p id=”x_gmail-docs-internal-guid-e0e238a7-7fff-93ab-6d86-b071711fe707″ dir=”ltr”>One Northport city councilman is proposing a unique new attraction poised to cool off the city residents when the Alabama heat gets too hot to handle.</p><p dir=”ltr”>District 5 City Councilman Jeff Hogg brought the idea of a water park to the council at Monday’s council meeting, saying the idea came to mind when he was at home with his children thinking of entertainment available in Northport.</p><p dir=”ltr”>“I started researching other cities and looked at what kind of services they were providing, and there were a bunch of water parks,” Hogg said.</p><p dir=”ltr”>But it’s not a cheap proposition. The proposal includes four slides, a splash pad for younger children, a tumble bucket, a lazy river with a waterfall and cannons overlooking the lazy river. Customers would also be able to rent cabanas and pavilions for parties.</p><p dir=”ltr”>All that amounts to a proposed $7 million.</p><p dir=”ltr”>The proposed park’s indoor splash pad would be indoors with garage doors opening into the rest of the park, meaning year-round operation and available party rooms in the winter months.</p><p dir=”ltr”>“It’s too premature to say that’s what the city will do, although I do support the idea,” said Northport City Council President Jay Logan. “There are some great ideas from our citizens in the discussion.”</p>

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