I think a water slide attraction would be a good thing for Penticton.
I am not sure why the previous waterslide park on Skaha Lake Road closed. It seemed to be a good site, close to Skaha Beach and very visible to vacation traffic.
The site seems to be still available and is quite an eyesore in its current condition. This all makes the thinking of Penticton council hard to understand.
I would have thought that when a developer mentioned a waterslide park, their reaction would have been to eagerly point at the old site, or other available space in the same area.
The idea of being talked into giving up Penticton public parkland must surely fall into the what were they thinking of? category. Yes to a waterslide park for Penticton, an absolute no to use of public parkland for private development.
*editors note: the land where waterslides once were is slated for residential and some commercial development*