July Attendance Starts Strong for Water Works
Swimmers flock to the city owned water park to cool off and catch the rays.
The weather plays a huge role in attendance at Water Works Family Aquatic Center. On July 10 of last season, 40,030 people attended Water Works, compared to 38,712 at the same time this summer.
This season had a soggy start with rain and below-average temperatures.
“June presented some challenges with cooler temps, but July is off to a very strong start,” said Facility Director Lori Visner.
How does Water Works keep track of these numbers?
“We use a sophisticated software system called RecTrac that allows us to sell memberships, produce revenue reports, log pass and visit history and much more,” Visner said.
Along with the weather, Aquatic Supervisor Kim Wood credits the facility’s employees as a crucial factor to a good season.
“We believe that hiring great employees is key to the success of our business and we continue to train them year-round to ensure your optimal visit,” Wood said.
To entice visitors, Water Works replaced the frog tot slide and added three rentable poolside cabanas. Along with the new slide and cabanas, Water Works offers the Summerpac promotion. A $136 value, Summerpac costs residents $59.
“It’s our ‘staycation’ option that saves you on fuel and keeps fun close to home,” Visner said.
As far as the outlook for the rest of the season, Visner said, “As long as the temps stay hot and the sun continues to shine, we’re in for a successful season!” She said patrons travel from all over Northeast Ohio and beyond to visit the facility.
“Water Works Family Aquatic Center has something for everyone,” Visner added. “Guests can float down the lazy river, shoot down the drop or flume slides, enjoy the splash zone or sit back and enjoy the view from one of the new cabanas.”