Wyandot Lake will take a year off, reopen in 2008

Posted Friday, October 13, 2006 10:13 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Wyandot Lake will take a year off, not opening at all in 2007, as its new owner gives the outdoor water park a $15 million overhaul and a new name. The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will take control of the park when Six Flags' lease on the land expires Oct. 31. Both parties previously had agreed on a purchase price of $2 million for the park assets, which sit on land owned by the city of Columbus.

Read more from The Columbus Dispatch.

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Friday, October 13, 2006 12:25 PM
I like the committment I see from the zoo. I think they can do a lot with the park.

I don't like the fact they're changing the name, but guess I'll have to get used to it. Funny isn't, Six Flags takes it over, and its one of the few parks they don't change the name to. They sell it, and then its rebranded.

Looking at the article, they say the wave pool will have to be replaced because of changes to Powell Road. I didn't realize that was going to have to be done.

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Friday, October 13, 2006 4:50 PM
It will be interesting to see what the park sells off at the auction in November.

Wyandot Lake has not always been the name for the park, it was once known as the Gooding Zoo Park.

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Sunday, October 15, 2006 9:19 PM
I live about 5 min away and this park was doomed, this was the only way it could of been revitalized. Im so glad this purchuse happened. VIVA LA ZOO.
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Monday, October 16, 2006 8:38 AM
That's strange. I didn't think the Powell Road project was going anywhere near the wavepool. I wonder if they meant to say Christopher's Island.

I'm glad I have a lot of pictures of the old Wyandot Lake. It sounds like the new version is going to look much different!

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Monday, October 16, 2006 8:46 AM
^ Yeah, I was thinking the same thing... I thought maybe the wave pool would be consumed by the new "plaza" area that is supposed to provide a common green space/entrance area between the Zoo and WL...

It also appears that the new parking lot will be paved! I know that shouldn't be such an exciting feature, but it sure will be nice not to have an inch of dust covering my car when I come out of the park <G>.

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