Splash Canyon water park will be built on a 35-acre site near Fort Apache and Warm Springs roads
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Plans will be unveiled Monday for the new Splash Canyon water park in southwest Las Vegas, the area's first water-themed attraction since Wet 'n Wild closed in 2004.
The new park will be built on a 35-acre area at Fort Apache Road between Maule Avenue and Warm Springs Road.
Unlike Wet 'n Wild's Strip location, Splash Canyon will literally be built on the edge of town, several miles from the resort corridor. The location suggests its owners, SPB Partners will target the park primarily to locals.
In a news release, SPB said the park's construction would create 500 new jobs, with a majority likely to be teenagers.
A news conference was scheduled for 10:30 a.m.
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