Sunny Days Ahead – an Interview with Splash in the Boro
Splash in the Boro – the waterpark at Mill Creek Park – has been serving the Bulloch County community since it opened in 2004. Its most recent expansion in 2017 added a wave pool, additional concession stand, as well as a children’s splash area.
While the waterpark is open only during summer’s long, sunny days, Splash in the Boro serves the community all year round through a variety of services. They provide aerobics classes and swimming lessons throughout the year, courtesy of two covered pools. A partnership with the county’s schools provides facilities for their swim teams to practice.
Current manager Justin Blanton says that it is all due to the effort of his predecessor. “He was the one who did work and research in the community to determine that a waterpark would drive revenue in the county.” Blanton said that he was sure the idea sounded “crazy” at first, but the department “worked at it to eventually convince the board of commissioners.”
Splash in the Boro is currently closed, in compliance with state orders. Blanton says that he is still optimistic for the summer season. There are still plenty of sunny days ahead for Splash in the Boro.