Gilroy considering water park replacement for Gilroy Gardens

Posted Friday, September 12, 2008 3:43 PM | Contributed by Jason Hammond

A sub-committee of the Gilroy city council will soon meet with representatives from a Florida amusement park company that could replace west Gilroy's struggling horticultural dream with a water park for children. The company, Parc Management, out of Jacksonville, seems interested in a long-term arrangement, possibly 30 years, but the Gilroy Gardens Board of Directors and Councilmen Dion Bracco, Perry Woodward and Bob Dillon cautioned that it's all just talk at this point. Monday night the three men will bring the water park idea and others to the full council before the body creates a master plan for the 536-acre property it bought in March for $13.2 million.

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