As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on with its third – and worst – wave, the Hamilton waterpark has determined that this summer simply won’t be safe enough to reopen their facilities in Confederation Park.
Ham public works cmt votes unanimously 10-0 to keep Wild Waterworks closed until the 2022 season. #HamOnt
— Kevin Werner (@WerkHCN) April 19, 2021
When Wild Waterworks closed for the season in 2020, it did so with high hopes that a safe return to the waterpark would be possible for Hamiltonians by 2021.
However, despite ongoing vaccine rollout, the continued risks of the COVID-19 pandemic – which is currently hitting record heights for infection and ICU admission rates in Ontario – likely mean that the park wouldn’t be able to feasibly reopen this summer; especially as a facility where physical distancing is near impossible to maintain and manage.
Additionally, if given the go-ahead, the park would have to open with capacity restrictions that would make it nearly impossible for Wild Waterworks not to finish the season with a deficit.
That said, Wild Waterworks is continuing to spruce up its facilities in hopes of a much more likely return in 2022.
Check out the Wild Waterworks website for more.
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