Dodge City water park to be sales tax project

Dodge City Water Park Concept (KSN File Photo)
Dodge City Water Park Concept (KSN File Photo)

DODGE CITY, Kansas (AP) – A 14-year discussion about opening a water park in Dodge City took another step toward reality, when city and Ford County commissions approved making the project eligible for funding from a special sales tax.

The joint commissions also voted Monday night to make the first $50,000 available for initial designs of a proposed $10 million water park.

The project is still a long way off. Monday’s vote sends the project back to a sales tax project committee to work with city staff and a consultant on details for the park.

Dodge City Manager Cherise Tieben says if all goes as planned, the park could open in May 2016. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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