Leak repair prompts Fort Knox to close water park for the season

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Leak repair prompts Fort Knox Water Park to close for the summer

DFMWR will extend hours at Anderson Aquatics for family recreation

The Fort Knox Water Park, located at 5539 Chaffee Ave., will be closed for the 2018 summer season, while a severe leak is repaired. The Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation and the Directorate of Public Works identified the leak in February, and engaged the Army Corps of Engineers, to explore corrective options. Based on their recommendations, the Water Park will remain closed this summer while extensive repairs are completed.

While the Water Park is being repaired, Anderson Aquatics Center will be available for recreational swimming. The center is home to an indoor, heated, Olympic-sized pool, diving board, 50-foot tube water slide, rock wall and indoor spray park. It also includes Splash Town Outdoor Spray Park, Tiki Hut Snack Bar and a patio with space for snacking and sunbathing. Anderson Aquatics Center also has a private party room and fitness center.

This summer, starting Memorial Day weekend, the outdoor amenities at Anderson Aquatics Center will open early at 11 a.m. daily, to accommodate more time to enjoy the warm weather, and the indoor features will open at 1 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. on weekends and holidays. Affordable three- and 12-month passes are available, or families can purchase 10-visit punch cards or daily admission passes.

Visit Anderson Aquatics Center for details and updates.