Families can dive into summer in a new pool in St. Peters.Photo by David Fults, City of St. Peters.
Families can dive into summer at a new pool and several new waterslides Memorial Day weekend.
In St. Peters, a new aquatic center, The Cove at St. Peters, located next to the Rec-Plex South, will house a leisure pool, spray features, zero-depth beach entry and two pool slides. Guests can play basketball and volleyball in a sports pool, which will also be available for lap swimming. Other amenities include a splash pad, party pavilion, concessions and bath house. For a limited time, members of the St. Peters Rec-Plex will also receive free access to The Cove and Laurel Park Pool all summer as part of the city's Super Summer Sizzler Program.
Six Flags’ Hurricane Harbor will make a splash on opening day May 26 with Typhoon Twister, a new hybrid zero-gravity slide. Rafts will take up to four passengers each on a 5-story drop coupled with a 45-foot zero gravity wave wall.
The City of O’Fallon doubled the size of Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center in the off-season. The expansion includes a new bathhouse and concession stand, a longer lazy river, a zero-depth beach entry, an interactive water playground and an accessible splash pad for children of all abilities. A waterway will also connect the larger pool to a new, additional pool.
Wapelhorst Aquatic Facility and Blanchette Aquatic Facility, both in St. Charles, will reopen May 25 with major renovations. The Blanchette facility will feature a zero-depth beach entry, a sprayground, a wet ledge, an activity pool, several slides, a rock climbing wall, an open swim area, an eight-lane lap pool and two diving boards. The renovated Wapelhorst facility will also have a zero-depth beach entry, a sprayground and a wet ledge, as well as a lazy river, open and closed body flume slides and a Boomerango group slide. Wapelhorst has kept its 5-story speed slide, concession stand and entry building; all other features and amenities are new for 2018. Both pools will also feature aquatic playgrounds with dumping buckets, slides and spray features.
Note that the City of St. Charles and the City of St. Peters offer reciprocating resident rates at their aquatic facilities. Visit stpetersmo.net for details.