Crenshaw Springs in White Hall opening Saturday | News
WHITE HALL, Ark. (KTHV) – The city of White Hall will open its new water park at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Mayor of White Hall Noel Foster told THV11 news that the park, Crenshaw Springs, has passed all inspections and employees will go through one more round of training and emergency drills Friday night just before they open the gates.
Foster said the park is named after a natural spring that still wells up beneath a pavilion on Dollarway Road near Anderson Avenue and Church Drive; it brought travelers to the area in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The city is hoping the new Crenshaw Springs will do the same.
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The new park features a walk-in pool, fountains and pool areas for small children to play in, water slides, an aquatic rock climbing wall, and a concession stand.
The three water slides come in different sizes for different sage group. One is small for younger children, the medium height slide is for all ages, and the highest is a high-speed slide with a 50-foot descent. Mayor Foster said you had to be a certain height before being allowed on the latter slide.
The concession stand will have a full menu and serve healthy food choices. If you get curious about its unique name, Two Dog Jack’s, the concession stand was name after the first mayor of the city-- W.F. “Jack” Moody. Mayor Foster explained that former Mayor Moody was often seen with his dogs.
Daily admissions range from $6-$10 depending on age, a 10-punch pass is $75 for all ages, and White Hall School District residents have access to an exclusive $200 family season pass. Foster said the rates are low now, but may have to be adjusted as time goes on.
More admission information can be found here: http://on.kthv.com/TeNs8F
According to the park manager, the facility took $8.8 million to build and was paid for a by a hamburger tax and other financial contributions. Foster said Carrothers Construction of Paola, Kan. built facility.
If you would like to visit Crenshaw Springs, the facility is located at 9801 Dollar way and, after the grand-opening Saturday, the park will be open during the summer season Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.