Rigby's Entertainment Complex announces ground breaking on their new water park next month.
After 3 years of design and planning, the bulldozers will roll into Houston County next month. The 25 acre parcel near the intersection of Highway 96 and Lake Joy Road will be the new home to Rigby’s Water Park and will be located behind the go-cart track. According to Steve Rigby, “The first phase of the park will have a wave pool, 1,250 foot lazy river, kids’ zone and water slides."
Admission into the water park will be twice the cost as Bibb County's Sandy Beach Water Park, at around $25 per person. But according to design plans Rigby’s will also be about the twice the size of Sandy Beach Water Park. Rigby's previous studies estimate around 169,000 people will visit the water park each summer.
Rigby’s anticipates that it will hire at least 80 people, most of them lifeguards and forecasts the water park's completion by Mother’s Day 2017.
The groundbreaking event will begin at 4 p.m. on Sept. 8.