More days extend Sailfish Splash Park’s preopening


If you are one of the more than 8,000 Sailfish Splash Park season pass holders, it’s probably not a good plan to go to the new water park during its opening weekend, April 21-22. That weekend was originally set aside as a perk to encourage preseason sales, as well as to give park personnel two days of “practice” prior to a public opening.

The park’s capacity, however, is limited to 3,400 persons, according to Martin County Commission Chair Ed Ciampi, so there’s just plain not enough room for all the ticket holders.

“We won’t be planning necessarily any kind of grand festivities,” Ciampi said, “ so for the folks that felt that they would want to sit out that first weekend, it’s not like you’d be missing something…So, I’d like to make a recommendation to parents…and to grandparents….you don’t necessarily have to come right off the bat.”

Ciampi also announced during a recent commission meeting that more days have been added for season ticket holders to visit the park prior to its official opening on April 28, saying that park doors will be open additionally Monday through Friday, April 23-27, from 4 to 8 p.m., but only for season ticket holders.

“I still would advise that anyone who has bought a season pass come to the Parks Department lobby one day during regular office hours to get your thumb scanned and your ID taken care of,” he added, since after the first visit, only a thumb scan is required for admittance. “That’s going to be the only way to avoid those long lines of people waiting to get in.”

Walk-up, one-day admissions will begin April 28 at the park on Willoughby Boulevard and Ruhnke Street in Stuart, which features two, 4-story-high water slides, a 900-foot-long interactive lazy river ride, a 7,000-sq.-ft.interactive water playground, as well as a heated six-lane 25-yard learn-to-swim pool, and a heated and chilled 50-meter competition pool with a diving well.

Passes for the summer season, which ends Sept. 30, may still be purchased for $45 for adults; $35 for children and seniors (for Martin County residents). Out-of-county visitors pay $67.50 for adult season passes, and $52.50 for children and seniors.

One-day admission to the water park only for adults (13 and older) is $9.25; for children (3 through 12 years old) and seniors (55 years and older) is $7.25 per person. Admission for a toddler (1 to 2 years old, which includes a water diaper) is $3.50, and infants under 1 year old are free.
With admission to both the water park and the pool, adult admission increases to $11.25; children and seniors to $8.25. Toddler and infant admission remains the same.

No food or beverages may be brought into the park, but a concession stand will be open during regular operating hours.
For more information, call 772.320.3100, or email: [email protected]