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Water Slides Open at Rose Park

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Water slides are making the Billings community scream with excitement. Thursday was Rose Park's long awaited grand re-opening.

Rose Park brought a whole new type of slip and slide to the Billings community. Compared to the old ones, they say these water slides are fast.

"Let me tell you, it is exciting," Mayor Tom Hanel said after coming down the slide. "It's fun. It's fast. It's wet. And it's a perfect day to be outside in the water."

Children who went down the slide were just as excited.

"It's crazy. It's scary and it's fun at the same time."

This new attraction is expected to be a new family hot spot.

"It creates a facility that the whole family would want to come and utilize," said Michael Whitaker, Billings Parks and Recreation director. "It provides facilities for preschool, school age kids, teenagers, parents. So it really provides something for everyone in the family."

Park officials say one water slide did not open today because of a structural flaw. They expect it to be corrected in the next couple of weeks. The slides will be open every day for the rest of the season.

All-day waterslide passes are 3-dollars for youth and 4-dollars for adults on top of the general pool admission fee.

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