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The slides weren’t the only waterworks at Splashdown Water Park in Tsawwassen on Sunday.

The park’s last day of operation brought Simone Lavalle to tears as she thought about her 30 years of Splashdown memories, stretching back to when she was just five or six years old.

Now a mother of three herself, Lavalle said it’s “heartbreaking” to see the park close. She and her family have bought season passes for the last few years, sometimes going four or five times in a week.

“It’s sad because now I have nothing to take them to,” she told CTV News. “We’ve been bringing them for the past six years and just creating all those memories.”

Opened in 1984, Splashdown has hosted 80,000 to 100,000 visitors annually for the last 33 summers.

Manager Harold Fredericks said the park’s lease is expiring at the end of the month, and the owners decided “it was time” to close.

“The family who originally built Splashdown par...See More


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