The City Council on Monday approved funding for a waterslide tower at the new Heights Aquatic Center. The 30-foot tower will include two waterslide flumes that will wind and curve down to a “run out flume” designed to hold two inches of water at the end of the slide, which will bring riders to a safe stop. This type of waterslide is common in contemporary leisure water facilities in Texas and across the nation.
The construction of the Heights Aquatic Center is a $4.5 million project funded through the 2010 Bond Program. The $366,000 approved by the Council for the waterslide is funded from other Parks and Recreation Capital Project savings as well as Aquatic Center project contingencies. Construction is expected to be complete in June 2013.