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Update on proposed water parks in the Tri-Cities

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--  Things are heating up in the Tri-Cities and so are plans for two proposed water parks: Shark Reef in Kennewick and Bahama Bay in Pasco.

The CEO of Shark Reef says the location has changed slightly.  The park will still be in the Southridge Area of Kennewick, but on the west side of Highway 395 instead of the east.  Right now, the owners are working on all the engineering plans before getting final approval from the city.  They hope to break ground this October and have the park open by next May. Also, the budget has increased.  CEO, Mike Hillman, says Shark Reef will be more than just a water park. He says he'll add, "Things like batting cages, laser tag, indoor black light golf, as well as many other water park features to go with it."

As for Bahama Bay, that's the proposed park off Road 100 in Pasco, developers say they hope to break ground next spring and open on Memorial Day of 2012.  Bahama bay, too, will have more than just a water park, also a hotel and family fun center.