An Okanagan-based company already operating inflatable waterparks in Kelowna and Penticton — with a new park scheduled to open in Peachland this spring — wants to take a closer look at Osoyoos Legion Beach and a potential inflatable waterpark for the community.
Okanagan Wibit was the lone applicant to respond to a Town of Osoyoos request for proposals to operate the waterpark beginning in June 2018.
The Town will also set up a public drop-in meeting to allow Osoyoos residents to review the Wibit proposal and how it will impact Legion Beach.
The company expects to sell 6,500 passes — entertaining about 93 customers a day — in its first year and increase use to just under 8,600 passes — 123 average daily customers — by its third year of operation. It would operate mid-June to mid-September.
Users would be required to wear life jackets.
The park would require a 10′ x 10′ beach location to conduct registration and life-jacket fittings and need roughly 13,000 sq. ft. of water space.
Okanagan Wibit says it doesn’t expect the park to “exceed existing public swimming markers” at the beach, although it does require water depth of at least six feet.
The park would likely require 40 parking spaces in the Legion Beach area, the company says.