If anyone knows any good sun dances, Durell Shellhamer wouldn’t mind learning a few steps.
Shellhamer, the owner of Terry Hill Water Park in Upper Macungie, plans to open the park on Saturday, June 23 and is hoping the summer will be hot and dry -- unlike last August when he closed the park early due to too much rain.
Shellhamer's family built the pool in 1968 and expanded it into a water park in the 1980s. He sold it in 1998, but got it back in 2008. The park was closed for a couple of years while Shellhamer made repairs and remodeled.
Now it's ready for swimmers and sunshine.
“When I see children having fun at what I created, that is my enjoyment,” he said.
Typically, Shellhamer says it’s only open about 68-72 days a year, which is why good weather is so important. And by the way, Shellhamer has it up for sale, again.
When: Starting Saturday it’s open noon-7 p.m. daily in June, July and August through Aug. 15 – weather permitting; noon to 6 p.m. from Aug. 16-Labor Day.
Where: 10000 Route 222/Hamilton Blvd. Breinigsville, across from Tek Park.
Cost: People under 42 inches tall, $14.95; 42-52 inches, $16.95; over 52 inches, $19.95. Senior citizens, ages 60 and up pay $9.95 to use the swimming pool only, not the water slides and other water attractions.
Included in the admission price are all the water slides and water attractions, such as the Tarzan swing and Lazy River, miniature golf, use of lounge chairs, picnic tables, hot showers, free parking and WiFi for those with a Pen Tele Data account. The park has a refreshment stand but patrons are permitted to bring their own picnic coolers, Shellhamer said.
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