water park


Definition of water park

: an amusement park with facilities (such as pools and wetted slides) for aquatic recreation

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The resort also features a 91,000-square-foot water park with lazy river and water slide among nine indoor and outdoor pools, and of course direct access to the beach. Amy Aumick, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Explore Florida's Flagler County: Big-fish resort in a small-pond setting," 6 May 2018 Shopping center owners have tried pop-up stores, water parks, even an indoor ski run to attract shoppers. Esther Fung, WSJ, "Shopping Stressing You Out? Simon Malls to Sell Hemp Products to Relieve Anxiety," 26 Feb. 2019 In the water parks category, No. 1 Chimelong Water Park in Guangzhou, China, gained 6 percent more visitors and No. Andrea Sachs, chicagotribune.com, "Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom, the Louvre, are tops in visitorship survey," 26 June 2018 The 194-room hotel, which features a water park, has its new name and signage. Tom Daykin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Conversion of Waukesha's former Country Springs Hotel to Ingleside Hotel mostly done," 18 June 2018 The former site of the Erie Canal has been transformed from vacant gravel lots to parkland, a water park that doubles as an ice rink in winter, and an entertainment/hockey complex built by Bills and Sabres owner Terry Pegula. Washington Post, "Buffalo buzzing over Bills draft picks, Sabres lottery win," 7 May 2018 Disruptive behavior — including a parking lot fight — at a Lee's Summit water park's teen night has prompted city officials to cancel two remaining social events scheduled this summer. Katy Bergen, kansascity, "Teen nights at Summit Waves water park in Lee’s Summit canceled in wake of fight," 15 June 2018 But those kinds of summer food memories, born from what was once a rite of passage for American teenagers, are fading as fast as a soft-serve twist at a Midwest water park. Kim Severson, New York Times, "That Summer Food-Stand Job Is No Longer Just for Teenagers," 22 May 2018 Just earlier this year, a water park operator and an executive were indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter in connection with the 2016 death of 10-year-old Caleb Schwab at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City. Lindsay Kimble, PEOPLE.com, "Summer Has Arrived — Here's How to Avoid Flesh-Eating Bacteria & More Warm Weather Health Hazards," 5 June 2018

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First Known Use of water park

1982, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of water park

: an amusement park with rides that involve water and areas where people can play or swim in water

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Kids Definition of water park

: an amusement park with pools and wetted slides

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