Oakland Suburb Building New $36 Million Water Park and Amphitheater

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new oakland waterparkThe entire bay area will soon have a new place to feel some adrenaline, cool down, and enjoy some music at the region’s new $36 million waterpark and entertainment complex.

The long-awaited Emerald Glen Recreation and Aquatic Complex will include six massive water slides, one of the Bay Area’s largest indoor pools, an outdoor competitive pool, a surf-themed water playground for young children, and a 2,000 seat performing arts amphitheater for concerts and other events.

“This is probably the biggest, the most comprehensive, most complex project the city has ever undertaken since its inception,” said Councilman commented Kevin Hart, a councilman for Oakland’s small suburb of Dublin, CA.

The park’s water slide tower will feature two high-velocity drop slides, a giant circular slide and four traditional looping “flume” slides. For younger children, the 4,500 square-foot water playground will have spray fountains, a pool and small slide, plus a large bucket dropping hundreds of gallons of water from above every five minutes.The total cost budgeted is $36.4 million — with $33.1 million going to the contractor, plus 10% contingency for unforeseen costs.

Developers are expecting the water and music complex to be a unique regional draw for the entire Bay Area – it will truly put the small suburb of Dublin on the map!

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