I can confirm that the go-karts and mini-golf were open this fall (2005) on the day I happened to visit at least. I can't speak for the waterpark though. I live in Des Moines, about 20 minutes from the park. *** Edited 11/21/2005 8:07:39 PM UTC by Acoustic Viscosity***
I live on the other side of town but grew up in Pleasant Hill and visit frequently. Yes, in 2003 it was reported that the waterpark was closing and wouldn't open in 2004. However, that was later changed and the park was open on a smaller schedule and more selective about weather conditions. I went multiple times, just in case they closed for good. I was told by friends in Pleasant Hill that it did open in 05 but even more of a limited schedule than 04. However I cannot confirm this because I didn't go this past season. *** Edited 11/22/2005 5:57:54 PM UTC by SnakeEyes***
I would concede that there is a possibility that it was open in July for four weeks at the most. I do not drive by it everyday. I know it was not open in June nor in late August. I am certain of that. The place is run down I do not see anyway they could have operated this last summer. *** Edited 11/23/2005 1:45:26 AM UTC by davidbush***
Iowa summers can get plenty hot. It's been a little on the mild side in recent years, but 90 to 100-degree summer days are not uncommon in July and August around here. Plus, the humidity is awful. The city pools/aquatic centers seem to do just fine as long as the weather cooperates.