The City of Independence today announced the Adventure Oasis Water Park will not open for the 2020 season. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution for the public health and due to budgetary considerations for a limited pool season with an as yet unknown start date.
“We, like communities across the country, are analyzing all of our programs and services to ensure that we are taking the appropriate steps to protect our citizens and visitors,” Mayor Eileen Weir said. “This will involve tough decisions, like not opening Adventure Oasis, on programs and events our citizens and visitors have come to know and love. We hope to plan family events later this spring and summer as our parks and public spaces are allowed to reopen. As changes are finalized, we will share that information with the public and on our website at indep.us/coronavirus.”
Refunds will start immediately for Adventure Oasis pass holders – a call will not be necessary to start the process. If the payment was originally made with a credit card, the refund will appear on the card that was used. If an individual paid with cash or check, a check will be mailed to the pass holder. All refunds will be processed within 30 business days. For additional information, water park patrons can call (816) 325-7370, Monday through Friday, 1 – 4 p.m. Callers can also leave a message which will be returned within 24 regular business hours during the week. The intent for next summer (2021) is to open as usual on Memorial Day weekend. Pass information will be made available this fall.
For the latest updates on changes to services, closing and cancellations in the City of Independence, please visit indep.us/coronavirus. All citizens are also encouraged to follow the City on Facebook at facebook.com/CityofIndependence, Twitter @CItyofIndepMo, and Nextdoor for updates on this changing situation.