New Urbana aquatic center opens



URBANA -- Many families celebrated the 4th of July at Central Illinois' newest water park.

The Crystal Lake Aquatic Center opened in Urbana Thursday morning.

Both kids and adults can check out several new attractions, including water slides and a climbing wall.

Local parents like Austin Blandford are happy about the new park since the last facility closed four years ago.

"It's been a long time since the pool's been around this area," said Blandford. "You used to have to drive all the way over to Champaign."

The aquatic center is open seven days a week.  Admission costs $6 for Urbana residents and $9 for non-residents.


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