MISSOULA — In year’s past, summer-like temperatures have been synonymous with the opening of Splash Montana in Missoula.
That’s not the case this year.
Despite the forecast for 80 and even 90 degree temperatures in the coming days, the outdoor water park will remain closed while Missoula Parks and Recreation continues to work with the Missoula Health Department on setting appropriate safety measures.
The good news is, you shouldn’t have to wait too long.
Aquatic Supervisor, Eric Seagrave says it is possible guests will be able to use the lap pool as soon as the week with June 8, with the rest of the facility opening later in the month.
Seagrave says there will be an abundance of precautions taken, including the likelihood of having guests reserve specific, limited hours to allow for fewer people at Splash at any given time, while also allowing as many guests as possible in over the course of the day.
Seagrave says safety will be the first priority, “Our goal is to open up as much as possible and provide access as much as possible, but working with our partners to make sure we are doing it in a safe and wise manner.”
As more information becomes available on safety precautions and opening dates, Seagrave says you can visit their Facebook page or missoulaparksandrec.org.