Water park a splash
CAMP HUMPHREYS, Republic of Korea - Splish & Splash made quite a wave on May 19, as the popular water park opened here for the season.
"This is the first time I have ever been to Splish & Splash, and it's fun," said Alex Bourque, age 8, who said his favorite amusements were the water slides.
O'Myreonia Manning, age 7, said she was also happy to be there. "I've been enjoying the whole day at this water park," she said. "I love being able to swim with my friends."
Also having a great time was Silas Angell, age 9. "This is great," he said. "We can go on the water slides."
Children weren't the only ones impressed. "I think it's awesome," said Tiffany Stone, a mother of three. "My children waited all week for this, and when we got up this morning, they reminded us that today was the day Splish & Splash opened."
Namsoon Toney said the park is wonderful. "There is clear water here and a lot of animal play things for the children," she said.
The water park features two slide pools, an Olympic-sized pool and three diving boards. It can accommodate over 1,000 people and has sun beds for those wanting a tan, or umbrellas for those looking for shade. The park also offers a snack bar, a stage for bands to play and the option to rent the park for after-hour parties.
"We're here for the Soldiers and their families," said Charles Rodgers, Splish & Splash manager. "The best part of this job is seeing the smiles on people's faces."