Cape Splash unveils new water slides - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Cape Splash unveils new water slides

(Source: City of Cape Girardeau/www.cityofcapegirardeau.org) (Source: City of Cape Girardeau/www.cityofcapegirardeau.org)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

The City of Cape Girardeau held the official ribbon cutting for the new water slides at Cape Splash Thursday, July 16.

The ceremony marked the completion of two new speed slides and a three-lane mat racer. Members of local media held a friendly competition on the the slides at the ceremony,

Cape Splash opened in May of 2010 and according to the city, has hosted more than 431,000 visits.

Details on the new slides include a 265-foot-long free fall slide; 259-foot-long triple drop slide and a three-lane, 319-foot-long mat racer with a 30 foot tower.

The addition was a $1.3 million project funded by the Restaurant Gross Receipts tax.

Riders must be 42 inches tall to ride the mat racer and 48 inches tall to ride the speed slides.

For more information on Cape Splash, you can click here to visit the City of Cape Girardeau online.

Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android

 Copyright 2015 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Scott County firefighters ask for help for one of their own

    Scott County firefighters ask for help for one of their own

    Sunday, February 18 2018 4:23 PM EST2018-02-18 21:23:54 GMT
    (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)

    Scott County Rural Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a fire at one of their firefighter's home on Sunday, February 18.

    Scott County Rural Fire Protection District firefighters responded to a fire at one of their firefighter's home on Sunday, February 18.

  • First Alert: Sunny today, rainy days ahead

    First Alert: Sunny today, rainy days ahead

    Sunday, February 18 2018 4:01 PM EST2018-02-18 21:01:20 GMT
    (Source: cNews)(Source: cNews)

    Lisa Michaels says today is looking to be nicer than the past few days with mostly sunny skies in the afternoon and temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. 

    Lisa Michaels says today is looking to be nicer than the past few days with mostly sunny skies in the afternoon and temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. 

  • Man arrested in connection with Dexter robbery

    Man arrested in connection with Dexter robbery

    Sunday, February 18 2018 3:58 PM EST2018-02-18 20:58:39 GMT
    (Source: Dexter Police Department)(Source: Dexter Police Department)

    The Dexter Police Department is looking for a suspect in a robbery investigation. The robbery occurred on Wednesday, February 14, at around 10:42 p.m. at Break Time Convenience Store. The unknown man fled the scene on foot with an unknown amount of cash. The surveillance pictures show the suspect in the store and outside. Anyone with any information about this individual is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Cory Mills at 573-624-5512. Download the KFVS News app: ...

    The Dexter Police Department is looking for a suspect in a robbery investigation. The robbery occurred on Wednesday, February 14, at around 10:42 p.m. at Break Time Convenience Store. The unknown man fled the scene on foot with an unknown amount of cash. The surveillance pictures show the suspect in the store and outside. Anyone with any information about this individual is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Cory Mills at 573-624-5512. Download the KFVS News app: ...

Powered by Frankly