For the ninth consecutive year, people needing a reprieve from southern Georgia’s blistering summer heat can find what they’re looking for right here in Statesboro.
Beginning Saturday, May 19, Splash in the Boro, located inside Mill Creek Regional Park, will be open seven days a week. Park hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.
These summer hours will run until August 5, a week after Bulloch County schools begin classes on August 1. Once classes begin, the park will continue to operate only on weekends until the season ends on Labor Day.
Aside from the usual water slides and pools, Splash in the Boro boasts some unique attractions. The FlowRider is a wave generator that provides an unbroken wave on which participants can boogie board. It is the only dual wave generator in the state of Georgia, and it’s the next best thing to surfing the ocean’s waves.
Those who need more of a visceral thrill from their water park attractions should try the Mat Rider, a five-lane water slide that stands 45-feet high. Here, you can race your friends or try to beat the clock, all the while enjoying the rush. There’s also the Trio Slides, which include two body slides and one inner-tube slide that wind around each other, ending with a thrilling splash into the pool.
Other cool features worth checking out include the Lazy River, which wraps around the entire park and is great for toobin’ away your stress, and the Lilly Pads, a challenging obstacle course that tests your balancing skills.
Admission prices are based on height, not age. For out-of-town customers, tickets are $12 for those taller than four feet and $10 for those shorter. However, Bulloch County residents, students and staff of Georgia Southern University and Ogeechee Technical College and current military personnel with proper ID all are eligible to receive a discount off the regular ticket prices, bringing the prices down to $10 for those taller than four feet and $8 for those shorter.
For more details on admission rates, dates of operation and park guidelines, call 912.489.3000 or visit www.splashintheboro.com.