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Antioch Water Park Set to Reopen Saturday After Kids Fall Ill

by ECT

Contra Costa County Environmental Health Department completed their facility inspection at the Antioch Water Park Friday evening and approved opening on Saturday, June 20, 2015.

The pool was closed Thursday afternoon and all of Friday after nearly 40-children suddenly fell ill. The Antioch Water Park closed at approximately 2:30 on Thursday response to a chemical malfunction in one of the five pools.

The incident caused a Level 3 multi-casualty response from Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and AMR. A total of 13 ambulances, 5 engines, and medical staff were required. In total, there was a total of 34-victims with minor respiratory problems, 17 whom were transported to local hospitals and later released to their parents.

Pool chemistry was recorded compliant with California Health and Safety Codes Friday.

The Sport Pool will remain closed to allow the City of Antioch and the County to conduct further testing in conjunction with the State of California. Sport Pool was the only pool involved in the chemical malfunction on Thursday, June 18, 2015.

To accommodate all guests the admission fees will be reduced to $12.00 for general admission. The lap pool will be available for use and all slides will be ready for visitors. Antioch Water Park provides unique summer fun for friends and families, and water play is great exercise!


If anyone has any questions about the Antioch Water Park they should call the Parks and Recreation Director at (925) 779-7078.

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