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.