Construction Crews Break Ground on Large Ellensburg Tourist Attraction
YAKIMA, Wash-- Workers are breaking ground on what will soon be a large tourist attraction in Ellensburg.
This site will eventually host a large water park, two hotels, three restaurants, retail space and a convention center. The project is being built off of I-90. Developers said the water park will attract tourists from all over the state, meaning more revenue for the Kittitas Valley.
"We'll become a destination instead of a stop-off point where people use the fast food and restaurants. It'll bring the tourist base we need," said Gary Mabee, Ellensburg Lodging Tax Advisory Committee.
Not only will this project create construction jobs, once up and running the water park could employ around 600 people. Developers hope to employ local people and college students.