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Wet 'n' Wild offering ways to get into park for free

Wet 'n' Wild offering ways to get into park for free

Enjoying a day at a water park is one of the best ways to beat the summer heat and this year Wet ‘n’ Wild is offering several different ways to get into the park for free.

Straight-A students can get a free general admission ticket. The offer is good for a one time ticket only and is good for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. To redeem the offer, students need to present a year-end report card at the ticket window.

The park is also offering free admission for people 65 years and old through the month of July. They just need to show their Nevada’s driver’s license or identification card at any ticket window.

People who have VIP, Gold and Season Passes for the Wet ‘n’ Wild in Las Vegas can also get free admission into Wet ‘n’ Wild parks in Hawaii, Phoenix, Palm Springs and Houston. They just need to show their pass at the ticket window.

New slide opens Saturday at Wet 'n' Wild

New slide opens Saturday at Wet 'n' Wild

Wet 'n' Wild is gearing up for its second season with a new ride. The tornado slide takes riders on through a 45-foot-wide funnel where they spin back and fourth through the eye of the storm.

Park employees got to test out the new slide Friday before it officially opens to the public Saturday. However, it's not the only big thing helping Wet 'n' Wild kick off its summer season.

"This Memorial Day weekend we're kicking it off with a DJ and some special events, including a Twister game, which actually benefits our friends over at Opportunity Village," Trevor Wilson with the water park said.

This is the second year the park has been open. It starts its daily schedule Saturday. This year they are also offering more parking and shaded areas along with longer hours.

 

County offering swim lessons in time for summer

County offering swim lessons in time for summer

Clark County's parks and recreation is opening registration for swim lessons and other aquatics programs May 15.

The lessons are available at 10 of the 14 county aquatic facilities. Lessons are offered twice per week in four-week sessions through out the summer. The cost is $35 per session.

Mail-in registration starts May 15, Online registration starts May 17 and walk-in registration starts May 19.

Last year, more than 18,800 people enrolled in the county's aquatic programs.

Besides swim lessons, the county offers the Lifeguard Education Awareness Program or LEAP. The program offers swimming instruction, lifeguard training, CPR certification and information about water-related careers.

The program is available at only four recreation centers, space is limited and there are age restrictions. For more information, call (702) 455-8505.

County Offering Spring Break Day Camps

County Offering Spring Break Day Camps

Clark County will be opening registration this Friday for its spring break day camps.

The day camps are for children 6 to 12 who need a fun and safe place to be during spring break. The camps will take place at Desert Breeze, Hollywood, Paradise and Walnut recreation and community centers.

The camps will be held from Monday, April 14 through Friday, April 18. The cost is $15 per day or $70 per week per child. Activities vary by center but they will include games, arts and crafts, sports and other recreational activities.

Mail-in registration starts Friday. Walk-in registration starts March 24.  Camps fill up on a first-come, first-serve basis. To apply, go to clarkcountynv.gov.

Campers must bring their own lunch and snack. 

Wet 'n' Wild Closing Its Doors for the Season Sunday

Wet 'n' Wild Closing Its Doors for the Season Sunday

The inaugural season of Wet 'n' Wild closes to the general public Sunday.

The water park will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and then it will close its doors for the fall and winter. There is no word on its opening date for 2014 or when tickets for that season will go on sale.

Wet 'n' Wild opened Memorial Day and was an instant hit. People living in nearby homes had problems with park goers parking on their streets.

Cardboard Boat Regatta Returning to Desert Breeze Pool

Cardboard Boat Regatta Returning to Desert Breeze Pool

It is time for families to use their imaginations and work together to build a boat out of cardboard for the annual Cardboard Boat Regatta.

Desert Breeze Pool on Spring Mountain Road near Durango Drive is again hosting the night of fun from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, August 2. Prizes will be given out for the most creative, the Bismark and the fastest ship.

Families are encouraged to build boats using only cardboard and duct tape. Inflatable devices or buoyant additions will disqualify boaters from the regatta. Any extra material must only be used to decorate the boat.

Colored duct tape, ribbon, streamers, and permanent marker are all allowed. Boats can be no longer than 8 feet. Boat riders must be inside the boat during the race, life jackets will be provided.

For more information on the regatta rules, ask at the pool's cashier's desk or call (702) 455-7798 or visit the website at clarkcountynv.gov/parks.

Wet 'n' Wild Offers New Tickets, New Hours and New Movies

Wet 'n' Wild Offers New Tickets, New Hours and New Movies

Wet 'n' Wild is adding to its summer offerings with new ticket options, new weekend hours and a new way to watch movies.

The water park is starting Dive 'n' Movie night every other Friday through August 23. The movies will be shown at Red Rock Bay wave pool. Guests will be able to watch PG-rated movies while floating in the wave pool or sitting on the surrounding deck.

The movies start at 8 p.m. and end at 10 p.m., when the park closes.

The scheduled movies for the summer: