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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Summer Season Ends at Blue Springs

2010 attendance up +8%

Labor Day weekend brings another successful season at Blue Springs Recreational Area to a close. Last summer, the park boasted 34,223 visitors. This summer, the park has recorded 37,077 so far.

Blue Springs provides residents of Jackson County and the surrounding area an affordable place to spend the day. The park features a small slide in the children’s area, a large slide and a diving board. Out of the water, visitors can enjoy a beach, a playground and a beach volleyball court. The entire park is under constant watch by lifeguards who are certified for open water by the American Red Cross.

Labor Day will mark the official end of the season for the park. Picnic tables and grills are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. Available for rent are paddleboats, canoes, and kayaks. The cost for boat rentals is $10.00 per hour. This price includes paddles and life-vests for all boaters.

Gates will open at 10:30 a.m. and the water will open at 11:00 a.m.. The water closes at 5:30 p.m. and the park will close at 6:00 p.m.. Holiday hours for the park are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Admission for the park is $2.00 per person. No refunds will be given and there is no re-entry once visitors leave the park. Blue Springs opened for the season Memorial Day weekend and will be closed after Labor Day. Each year this wonderful natural attraction is gaining in popularity and enjoyment by thousands of people.

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