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Water rides part of proposed New Market park expansion

A study will be conducted to see if adding water attractions would be viable. (Source: WAFF) A study will be conducted to see if adding water attractions would be viable. (Source: WAFF)
NEW MARKET, AL (WAFF) -

A new water park could soon be coming to the town of New Market.

The Madison County Commission is calling in experts to conduct an impact study to determine whether the area could sustain that kind of attraction.

The water park would be an expansion project at the Sharon Johnston Park, which sits on 250 acres off Coleman Road.

The study would take about three months to complete. Experts will consider if a water park could be profitable for the county and if it could generate enough traffic to it to keep it viable.

Sharon Johnston Park already has an Olympic-size pool, a campground and more - but it could expand to have water slides and a lazy river.

Park officials also want to build a huge recreation facility with a rope course and maybe even zip lines.

“We want people to visit and come and spend the day here," said park director Jenny Barrett. "We want to be another destination for those visiting Huntsville."

Officials plan to hold community meetings to have the public make suggestions on what they would like to see at the park.

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