Those who have eagerly been awaiting a good soaking at Lake Winnie’s new water park “SoakYa” will finally get their wish Monday, May 27, from 1-6 p.m.
At five acres, SoakYa is one of the biggest additions to Lake Winnepesaukah in the park’s fun-packed 88-year history, and will include a new entrance, additional parking, and a train station for easy access.
Water lovers and thrill seekers of all ages can look forward to several new water slides (including flume body slides and enclosed tube slides) a lazy river and wave lagoon, and a separate play area for toddlers to splash around in. To keep everyone safe, several certified lifeguards have been hired.
SoakYa is opening to criticism as well as fanfare. Construction delays caused the grand opening of the park to be moved from the original date of May 24 to May 27, Memorial Day, a day the park typically opens its gates for free to all active and retired military personnel. In an effort to remedy the situation, Lake Winnie has extended Military Day from one day to every Monday between June 3 and August 5.
From May 27 through September 2, admission to the park is $31.95. This includes unlimited rides and access to both amusement parks.