East Tennessee City Council Gives Initial Approval On Water Park

EAST RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) -- The East Ridge City Council has given initial approval to a planned 12 million dollar water park.

Council member voted unanimously in favor of allowing developers to build Splash Valley on a 14-acre site.

Plans call for a water roller coaster, a huge wave pool that would allow surfing, a 1,000-foot river and a large children's play area.

Partners David Mayes and Shawn Callahan hope to have the park ready to open by summer.

There's a public meeting tomorrow evening at which the council will hear public comment -- then vote for a final time on approval.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 11886521 - local8now.com/a?a=11886521