WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — While the heat continues to rise in the area, July 15 is Station Day at Castaway Cove.
The tickets at Castaway Cove Waterpark are discounted at $9.99, and the Cove handed out KFDX merchandise all day. Castaway Cove is also making sure park goers have a good time while staying socially distanced.
“You can only be scared of something so much and the fact is life’s got to go on,” park attendee Chris Segers said.
That’s how Segers feels about coming to Castaway Cove with his family while he’s visiting Texas. Other park attendees share the same sentiment.
“I’d come out here—I mean I brought my kids,” attendees Alica and Alyssa Whitehead said. “I have a 6-year-old, [and[ I brought him out. I don’t want to be scared. I’m going to keep doing what I do, do what they ask me to do and continue to live life. And stay safe.”
According to the CDC, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can be spread through water, and in Governor Greg Abbott’s latest executive order, masks are optional when engaging in physical activity outdoors. However, Castaway Cove has social distancing measures in place to keep their attendees safe.
“We have everything laid out for the mark the distances,” Castaway Cove manager Steve Vaughn said. “As you can see, as y’all came in, the ropes and everything that are up with the tape on the ground, the radio system we have here we reminding everybody about making sure everybody has their distance between each other in the pool.”
Lifeguards can be seen around the park making sure people are spread out, but some attendees are just excited to get back outside after living life in lockdown.
“You can only stay shut up for so long, and we just decided to come out here and visit Texas,” Segers said. “You know we didn’t want to go to no crowded beaches. We still trying to take precautions, but we still trying to have fun and spend time with family.”
Even in the midst of the pandemic, people will still find ways to have fun while staying safe. And if you can’t make it for station day. Texomans can also attend Park After Dark on Friday from 6–10:30 p.m.