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Wet 'n' Wild opens Saturday for special spring break activities

Wet 'n' Wild opens Saturday for special spring break activities

Wet 'n' Wild will open its season this weekend just in time for spring break for most students at Clark County School District schools.

Opening week will feature special activities and prizes in addition to the 25 slides and attractions at the water park. There will be competitions and contests, including limbo, dancing, hula hooping, scavenger hunts and trivia. There will also be music from current hits to classic songs from the 50s and 60s.

Wet 'n' Wild will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., starting Saturday through April 18. The park will continue that schedule on select weekends through Memorial Day weekend.

The regular summer schedule will start Memorial Day weekend. The new Tornado extreme water slid will also open that weekend.

County Pools Join World's Largest Swim Lesson Attempt

County Pools Join World's Largest Swim Lesson Attempt

Two Las Vegas pools will join others in southern Nevada in an international attempt to break a world record.

Desert Breeze and Hollywood pools are accepting registrations on a first-come, first-serve basis from people who want to be part of a Guinness World Record attempt at the largest simultaneous swimming lesson ever conducted. Tuesday, June 18.

Desert Breeze is located at 8275 Spring Mountain Road near Durango Drive, and the Hollywood Aquatic Center is located at 1550 S. Hollywood Blvd., south of East Charleston Boulevard.

The Southern Nevada Health District reported seven fatal drownings involving children in 2012. City of Henderson pools also are taking part in the event.

People Standing in Line for Wet 'n' Wild Passes

People Standing in Line for Wet 'n' Wild Passes

 

The opening of  Wet 'n' Wild is just days away.

People have waited in hour-long lines to pick up their season passes before Monday's opening day.

Gold Pass holders will be able to go starting 8 a.m. Saturday. Wet 'n' Wild officials say people should get there early, before they reach capacity.

Season Pass holders will be able to go on Monday. It will be open to everyone on June 3.

First Rides at New Wet 'n' Wild Up For Auction

First Rides at New Wet 'n' Wild Up For Auction

 

The first rides down the four prime attractions at the new Wet 'n' Wild Las Vegas are being auctioned off to help two local charities.

The new multi-million dollar water park is set to open Memorial Day. The first rides on the Rattler, Constrictor, Hoover Half Pipe and Royal Flush Extreme slides are up for auction on eBay.

Registration Opens for Swimming Lessons at County Pools

Registration Opens for Swimming Lessons at County Pools

 

Registration opens Thursday for swimming lessons at Clark County's pools.

The swimming lessons are offered in two-week sessions throughout the summer. They are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis at all 14 of the county's pools and water parks, including facilities in Laughlin, Overton and Indian Springs.

Programs and schedules vary at each location. To see brochures for each location, go to clarkcountynv.gov.

Important dates to remember:

Open House to Educate on Wildfire Risk

Open House to Educate on Wildfire Risk

 

The Bureau of Land Management and other federal agencies are hosting a wildfire awareness day from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Red Rock National Conservation Area Visitors Center.

People are invited to learn about how to be wildfire prepared. Volunteer fire stations and citizen advisory groups also have scheduled cleanups from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 18 at Mountain Springs near Highway 160 and mile marker 19, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 8 on Mount Charleston on June 8.

Wildfire Awareness Week runs through May 11 this year in Nevada, but cleaning up dry debris and brush is encouraged throughout the warmest months to reduce fire-burning fuels.

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Wet 'n' Wild Wave Pool Gets Its Name

Wet 'n' Wild Wave Pool Gets Its Name

 

The wave pool at the new Wet 'n' Wild water park now has a name.

It will be called Red Rock Bay. The name received more than 2,300 votes in the contest held to name the giant wave pool. Ted Stringer came up with the winning name. He'll receive free tickets to the park's opening day.

The name was picked from five finalists submitted to developer. The Ragin' Rebel was leading the votes until the final week.

The pool will be the focal point of the 41-acre park at Fort Apache and Warm Springs roads, which is set to open Memorial Day weekend.