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Parks commissioners agree: Keep waterslides open

Original post made on Apr 19, 2012

The Pleasanton Parks and Recreation Commission was unanimous Monday night in requesting a liaison meeting with East Bay Regional Park District to convey its strong interest in keeping open the waterslides at Shadow Cliffs park.

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Posted by Member, a resident of San Ramon
on Apr 19, 2012 at 7:39 am

I took my kids to the water slides years ago. I remember a few simple slides. It was great fun for the kids but I cannot imagine how the renovation could cost $6.3M. I haven't seen a report or budget but I'm guessing the budget includes some new fancy locker rooms and showers and any number of other things that they currently don't have (or a large expansion of the existing smaller structures that have worked fine for years). Why can't we keep it simple. If they can renovate the slides for $270K and maybe a few extras like some new pumping equipment and keep the cost under $2M wouldn't that be enough. Finally, what does "evaluate the stability of the hill" mean. Come on, it's a tiny hill for the slides. That's code for a several hundred thousand "study" followed by some "make work" remediation. Why? It's on some lawyer's checklist. Do we really think that small hill is a danger. That's exactly how simple projects get to $6.3M. Same thing happened with the San Ramon fireworks. Just because Excel has lots of cells doesn't mean you need to fill them with fluff.

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