Slidewaters, Lakeside Surf prepare to open in May

CHELAN, WA March 31, 2021— Opening day 2021 for Slidewaters Waterpark will return to its usual Saturday in May. For nearly 40 years Slidewaters has opened the Saturday before Memorial Day and after a 1-year hiatus, Slidewaters plans to return to its traditional opening day. The first day of the season will be May 29. 
 Lakeside Surf is preparing to open to the public on May 1. The highly anticipated opening has been pushed back multiple times; most recently delayed nearly a year due to the global pandemic. While the impact of the pandemic has delayed completion of some portions of the project, the world’s largest river wave will be ready for its first public surfers on May 1.  Booking for surf sessions will open on on April 7.
 “We have been unbelievably blessed to be in this position of opening both our parks in May,” Owner Burke Bordner said. “The past year has not been easy, but every time we faced what felt like an unsurmountable obstacle, God provided a way. Our Team Members, guests, community, contractors, banks, lenders, and families have all been crucial in getting us to this point. We are so grateful for how God has used those around us to sustain us and this business. Now it is time to celebrate and get back to welcoming families.”
 Both Slidewaters and Lakeside Surf will be following the Washington State Department of Health Guidance for water recreation facilities. This guidance includes, but is not limited to; capacity restraints, physical distancing requirements, and face covering guidelines. The Slidewaters’ COVID-19 Safety Plan is in development, but an overview of what to expect as well as answers to frequently asked questions can be found at DOH has provided guidance that allows for limited operation for Slidewaters in phase 2 or 3 of the Roadmap to Recovery, while Lakeside Surf has guidelines for operation in phase 1,2 or 3. Phase 4 guidelines have yet to be developed.
 Due to the capacity restraints in both Phase 2 and 3, Slidewaters will rely on a reservation system to help manage guest capacity. Reservations will be required in phase 2 and optional in phase 3. Reservations will be an additional cost on top of admission tickets to Slidewaters. You can read more about the reservations system on our COVID FAQ sheet.
 A Deep Discount spring sale program is currently active on and bookings for surf sessions open to the public on April 7 and are available on Reservations for cabanas, pavilions and admissions are also available online. Phase 2 operations would require a reservation in addition to a ticket or season pass. In phase 3, admission reservations will be available to guarantee a spot for a given day, but they will not be required. If the park reaches capacity, then all guests wishing to enter will be asked to wait until the park is no longer at capacity.
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