New Lake Winnie Water Park Creates A Splash

Reported by: Alisha Searl
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Updated: 5/28/2013 9:39 am
Nothing spells cool like a splash of water in the face.

Kevin Jadder, a Dalton resident, says, "I thought hey, what better way to spend memorial day monday with my family."

Jadder drove 30 minutes to get rid of those beads of sweat the best way he know knows how.

Jadder adds, "You know I'm definitely excited to come out here with my family. I look forward to trying out the new slides."

Jadder was one of hundreds Monday afternoon chomping at the bit to get inside Lake Winne's new SoakYa Water Park.

It's obviously appropriately named.

Talley Green, with Lake Winnepesaukah, says, "Yes, SoakYa is finally open to the public, just a little more than five months after we broke ground."

The five acre multi-million dollar water park is the first expansion Lake Winnie has seen since the 1960's.

Georgia Senator Jeff Mullis, says, "This is a great day for Northwest Georgia and Southeast Tennessee. We're talking about new jobs and new experiences."

50 to 60 seasonal positions were added and 100 temporary construction jobs.

Senator Mullis adds, "Anytime you have a tourism project like Lake Winnepesaukah, you have visitors come to the area and they spend money and buy gasoline, food, shopping. They may spend the night, so it's great for the economy, not only in Northwest Georgia, but Chattanooga, Tennessee."

It seems the only thing these folks have to worry about now are tan lines, and while they may make a long face, most say it's all worth it.

Green adds, "Come on and get soaked."

Admission did go up, but only by a few dollars.

Admission is $31.95 for adults and $15.95 for children under two and senior citizens.
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