CORRECTION: The ribbon-cutting is at noon on Thursday, May 19—not Wednesday! We regret the error!
County leaders will hold a ribbon-cutting for the brand-new Spivey Splash Water Park at International Park Thursday, May 19, at 12 noon. The park, which feature’s Georgia’s longest Lazy River at 1,279 feet, plus one of Georgia’s only two Flow Riders for bodyboarding and surfing, will open to the public on Saturday, May 28 at 10 a.m. The address is 2300 Highway 138, Jonesboro.
You can see each feature up close at spiveysplash.com.
On Tuesday, crews were busily restriping the freshly-repaved parking lot after vandals did donuts on the new surface. Georgia Power trucks and county employees could be seen doing last-minute checks.
SPLOST funded upgrades
In a press release, District 4 Commissioner DeMont Davis said, “The Spivey Splash Water Park can easily be a premier destination spot for people around the world to enjoy. The extra time spent building and renovating this park was necessary to ensure the community is getting their one-cent sales tax worth. We want to reiterate that this park along with all other parks and facilities, is for all Clayton County citizens and visitors to our county.”
Clayton County Chief Operating Officer Detrick Stanford said, “We are beyond excited to celebrate the completion of this Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funded quality of life project. The new Spivey Splash Water Park also boasts a brand-new Nassau building that includes showers, concessions and party rooms for special events.”
Formerly known as The Beach, Spivey Splash features several ways for kids and adults to cool off. You can float down the lazy river, try your skill on the Flow Rider, play in the kids’ pool, party in the activity pool, jump in the plunge pool, swing through the high ropes course, hang out on the social deck, and rent a cabana. Little kids will get a kick out of the splash pad and play structures around the shallow kids’ pool. Look for the chameleon, monkey, and flamingo perched near the palm trees. Four slides and a waterfall bucket offer fun ways to spend a hot summer day. The splash pad is sprinkled with water dunk buckets, geyser and arch sprayers.
Spivey Splash will be open May 28 through September 5. Spivey Splash is closed on Mondays.
- Tuesday-Friday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
- Saturday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
- Sunday: 12 p.m.-7 p.m.
Note that in August and September, Spivey Splash will only be open on weekends.
For the May 28 grand opening, there will be a $5 charge per vehicle to enter International Park for the fireworks show at dark. To get into Spivey Splash, you’ll have to pay a separate fee: $13 for people under 48″ tall and $15 for people over 48″ tall.
After 5 p.m., the Twilight Swim entry fee is $10.
The Lake Spivey Sky Trail high ropes course is $10 by itself and $5 with Spivey Splash entry.To use the standing Flow Rider, you’ll need to pay $5 and watch a training video.
Admission for veterans and seniors 55 and up is $10. Kids 0-2 are free and must wear a swim diaper.
Groups of 20 or more can buy advance tickets for $12 per person.
If you plan to visit regularly, you can buy a season pass. If you live in Clayton County, the price is $50. People who live outside Clayton County have to pay $75.
You also can get season passes for the Lake Spivey Sky Trail ($25).
If you’re looking for a summer job, Spivey Splash is hiring.
Visit Clayton County’s job listings at https://munisselfservice.claytoncountyga.gov/ess/employmentopportunities/default.aspx and search by location for “International Park” or contact Parks and Recreation at (770) 477-3766.