Just a day after posting this nostalgic old waterslide photo on our 23ABC Facebook page , we have possibly the best headline in this heat wave: Bakersfield may soon have its own water park!
A local investor, who wishes to remain anonymous for now, confirms to 23ABC he has purchased land in the northwest and is taking the first steps needed to build a new water park. He confirms they are working on the approval process and conducting environmental impact reports, along with other necessary stages of the building process.
The projected date for the water park to be completed is approximately 18 months to two years from now.
This same investor had other great news for the city, saying he is currently working with a group to possibly reopen the Bakersfield Karting Experience under new ownership and with a new name. That facility was closed indefinitely earlier this month due to dwindling business and "high overhead cost."
He also confirms Christmas Town will move to the Kern County Museum inside Pioneer Village this year.
Stay in touch with 23ABC over the next few months for more exciting announcements as this investor is ready to go public with his plans as they're approved by the city.