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St. Andrews/ Irmo Area may get a water park.

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Agency buys land next to Saluda Shoals Park

Some uses for property depend on outcome of Nov. 2 referendum

By JOEY HOLLEMAN

Staff Writer

The Irmo Chapin Recreation Commission on Wednesday bought 127 acres adjacent to Saluda Shoals Park on Bush River Road for $2.4 million.

The agency plans to put a water park, an indoor pool and possibly a skate park on the property if district voters on Nov. 2 approve an $18.5 million bond proposal. In the meantime, the agency plans to open a temporary dog park soon in a fenced section of the property.

If the referendum fails, the agency would come up with other uses for the property or sell portions of it. Regardless, the agency would like to hold on to the nearly one-third mile of river frontage as an extension of Saluda Shoals Park

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That will probably be very successful considering how hot it gets around here in the summer. I was kinda suprised to hear that though ;)

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Well, it seems like something to this effect would have made more publicity. Also, you don't generally think of Columbia for entertainment parks like that. Still- its great news.

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I agree that this is a big deal for the area. Look at Carowinds and the response they got when the Waterpark opened. Huge money making possbility for the parks and rec commission

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