With just 86 days until the 2017 season begins at Splash Dayz, I spent a little time with Splash Dayz General Manager Shelly McCormick this morning to get an update on what’s going on as they get ready for the big day. I also asked Shelly to share a few thoughts about herself and her focus right now.
“My focus is to not talk about serving the community, but to instead get out there and just do it. Just serve the community,” Shelly said. “Serving the community is extremely important to me. Making Splash Dayz a fun and safe environment for family and friends is something I strive toward every day.”
Here are some of the things that have been going on at Splash Dayz over the past few weeks and things on the horizon:
The concrete where the adventure park used to be is currently being dug out and repaired. This will be a task that takes a few weeks to accomplish.
The kiddie pool and the plunge pool where the slides end are currently being painted.
The slides are being waxed. This is a multi-week process.
General maintenance is ongoing to get the park looking nice and prepared for opening day.
The Splash Dayz job fair will be taking place on March 20, 21, 30, and 31 from 4 pm to 8 pm, at the Splash Dayz Conference Center. This year, we’re doing our own life guard training and will have certified trainers that will teach and train the Splash Dayz lifeguards. There will also be follow up training done with the employees to keep them sharp throughout the summer.
Shelly spoke about her desire to make this more than just a first job for kids but to also help develop them into professionals. Splash Dayz has partnered with EECU who will work with the kids and answer any banking questions they might have as they begin to join the workforce. Representatives from EECU Will be at employee orientation to work with any employees who have questions.
As we ended our conversation, Shelly shared a little more about her mindset in these months leading up to the park opening.
“I’m extremely excited,” Shelly said. “This is definitely my passion. I love going to work. I love what I do.”
For those of you ready to go ahead and pick up your season passes, they are available now at the Utility Billing department at City Hall. $64.95 for individual passes, $59.95 each for the family four pack, or $49.95 for White Settlement residents.