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Two visitors to the Point Mallard water park crash into the pool at the end of the slide on Labor Day, the last day of the 2019 season. That's also the last time the park will be open until 2021 after the 2020 season was canceled today. [JERONIMO NISA/DECATUR DAILY]

The Point Mallard Aquatics Center will not open this summer because of the coronavirus pandemic, Decatur Parks and Recreation Director Jason Lake announced this morning.

Lake said coronavirus restrictions made it too difficult to prepare and train the park’s seasonal employees, most of whom are teenagers.

Officials had planned this summer to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the water park, which features the South's first wave pool.

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(2) comments

Ben Dover

I got the impression from the park's e-mail that they are doing major maintenance and "updating." Where is the info about that?

Ben Dover

This is a black eye for the entire city.

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