The zone change to the 20-acre property effectively means the end of the popular San Antonio water park, which closed for the season in September.
Bobby Cavender told city council he is working to purchase the Splashtown dealership because the owner "has decided to retire."
CBM has purchased the Grande Ford dealership and plan on moving it to that property once purchased. Cavender says the dealership will create job opportunities for the area since he plans on tripling his staff.
San Antonio and people who remember Splashtown took to Twitter to sound off on the park's imminent closure.
are we holding a vigil for splashtown? or are y’all fake?— baby shark (@vallemistico) October 22, 2021
Splashtown is going to be torn down…man RIP to a legend from back in day.— JON LUKA ⛳️?• (@TwitticusFinch_) October 22, 2021
I grew up going to Splashtown all the time. It was the 1st job for so many high school friends, including my older brother, so I'd get in free throughout my teenage years.
Many, many days and nights spent going around the lazy river and in the wave pool.— Casey Coggins (@caseylevane) October 21, 2021
@joerogan please raise awareness! And help! IDK know what I'm doing here, but please discuss this on #JRE. We NEED places like this for our families to have fun & socialize. #savesplaahtown#splashtown #actor #actorlife #actorslife #model #modellife pic.twitter.com/I4CeHqMf9F— Marc Matthesson (@MarcMatthesson) October 22, 2021
Now that's a bit of a stretch. When will Joe Rogan find the time to save Splashtown while he's telling a doctor he won't take the COVID-19 vaccine?
Splashtown was AWFUL!— BUBexar🎙 (@BUBexar) October 22, 2021
Splashtown reopened to the public amid the COVID-19 pandemic in May 2020 after closing down the water park in March 2020. There has been no official announcement from Splashtown on its closure.
MySA reached out to Splashtown for comment.
Splashtown is owned and operated Vice President Keith Kinney of Chrismari Inc., which bought the park in 1991 according to Express-News archives. The park opened in 1985 and was originally built for $10 million.
The value of the property was last assessed at $2.7 million according to Bexar County records.Read more from Steven
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