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City leaders approve special permit for Pasco Water Park

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PASCO, Wash. - After more than 8 months of planning for a water park in Pasco, city leaders have given the park a go by approving a special use permit. The Pasco City Council voted unanimously to approve the special use permit for Bahama Bay Water Park.

The new park will be built on Sandifur Parkway and will even include a hotel. The water park will offer state of the art water slides, a family fun center and electric go carts. Project Director, Jim Hale, says it feel good to get the permit but there are many things to do before breaking grounds. This includes architect drawings, purchasing equipment and funding. "We are excited. This is what we've been working to do and to do it right the first time, as far as putting all the foundation in place. To make sure the permits are secure before we really move forward," said Hale. Hale says his next step is focus heavily on the funding. He's currently talking with several sources but cant reveal them at this time.

Hale hopes to break grounds some time next year. His goal is to open Bahama Bay on Memorial Day, 2012.