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What’s to become of seemingly abandoned Salt Lake City water park?


STATIONS TO YOUR LINEUP. WE APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE AND SUPPORT. YOU ARE WATCHING ABC 4 NEWS. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES. ONE TEST WRITER. SEVEN PEAKS KNOWN AS RAGING WATERS NEVER OPENED THE SUMMER AND RESIDENTS WONDER IF IT EVER WILL. RICK AARON LOOKS AT THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE OF THIS ONE-TIME WEST SIDE OASIS. IT USED TO BE A MECCA OF SUMMERTIME FUN. NOW RAGING WATERS IS AN OVERGROWN EYESORE AND THE SITE OF TWO RAGING FIRES THIS SUMMER. THE TALL GRASS AND TRY WEEDS IGNITED ON JULY 23 IN SALT LAKE CITY FIRE CREWS WERE ABLE TO SAVE THE STRUCTURES. LESS THAN TWO WEEKS LATER ON AUGUST 4 FLAMES TOUR THROUGH THE PARK SPEAKING OFFICE. FIRE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING AT WHETHER HOMELESS SQUATTERS IN THE BUILDING STARTED THE PLACE. IT IS THE ABANDONED WATERPARK A HAZARD?>>ANYTIME THERE IS GENERALLY UNCAPPED PROPERTY. AT THAT POINT IT COULD BE A FIRE HAZARD. IT IS FALLEN INTO DISREPAIR. pTHERE BEEN A LOT OF YEARS IT IS NOT BEEN MAINTAINED WELL. ANDREW JOHNSON IS THE SALT LAKE COUNTY COUNCIL BID FOR DISTRICT 2.>>AS OF THIS WEEK IT WILL BE SECURED BETTER. MORE FENCING. TO TRY TO MAKE SURE THERE ARE NO FIRES THERE AND THE WEEDS AND THOSE KIND OF THINGS OR PROPERTY DAMAGE THAT KIND OF THING. THE WATERPARK BELONGS TO SALT LAKE CITY THAT LEASES IT OUT TO PRIVATE OPERATORS. SEVEN PEAKS STILL EXPIRED AND NOW A COMPANY CALLED BLUE ISLAND HAS TAKEN OVER. A COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE SAYS THEY HAVE BIG PLANS TO RENOVATE THE PARK INTO A DESTINATION RESORT WITH NEW POOLS, SLIDES, pRESTAURANTS, RETAIL SPACE AND THE WORLD AUGUST LAZY RIVER. THEY ENVISION IT AT THE DISNEYLAND OF WATER PARKS AND THEY NEED THE CITY’S HELP TO GET A LOAN FOR THE ESTIMATED 20 TO 25 MILLION IT WOULD COST. IF THEY DO WITH AREA RESIDENTS BE ABLE TO AVOID GOING THERE? Man: IT HAS GOT TO BE SOMETHING THE PUBLIC CAN PARTICIPATE IN IT HAS TO BE AFFORDABLE. IT COULD BE A UNIQUE ONGOING ASSET FOR MY KIDS AND GRANDKIDS FOR YEARS TO COME. BUT IT WILL TAKE SOME WORK FROM THE CITY AND PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVE. THE NEW AND IMPROVED WATERPARK IS NO 2020 VISION. A REPRESENTATIVE FROM BLUE ISLAND SAID EVEN IF EVERYTHING GOES PERFECTLY IT WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO OPEN UNTIL 2021. ACCORDING TO SALT LAKE CITY, RICK AARON, ABC 4 NEWS QUICK SALT LAKE CITY CAN CHOOSE TO DO A LOSS LESS COSTLY UPGRADE AND LET IT SIT IDLE. ONE THING THEY CANNOT DO IS SELL THE LAND TO COMMERCIAL DEVELOPERS BECAUSE IT IS DESIGNATED AS GREEN SPACE.

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