An East Bay Regional Parks committee has recommended shutting down and dismantling the Shadow Cliffs waterslides, Bay Area News Group reported.
After seeking bids for developers to upgrade the slides, the district only received one bid and asked for parks money to complete the project.
Operations committee member Ayn Wieskamp, who represents the area on the committee, was quoted by the Times as saying:
They wanted us to cover 80 percent of the capital development cost...We have no such funds...They were envisioning a much larger attendance and it would overwhelm the neighbors and the park...It just wouldn't work, which is too bad.
About 25,000 people visited the slides a year and it employed 35 youth jobs. The district will likely replace the slides with trails and splash pad water feature for children.
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