“Bowl Slide” Opens at Liberty Splashland
NORTHUMBERLAND — Summer is almost over, but that is not stopping folks in Northumberland from trying out a new waterslide at the pool.
A 45 foot “bowl slide” opened at Liberty Splashland in Northumberland Borough on Friday.
It towers above everything else at Liberty Splashland in Northumberland. The blue and red striped bowl slide is now open and ready for swimmers, or should we say dare-devils!
“When you hit the curve you just start going fast. When you’re in the bowl you spin and spin and spin,” said Braden Gully.
The bowl slide has been in the works for about two years. The director of the borough’s pool, Greg Carl, had the idea, and raised the $120,000 it cost to build the slide, through fundraisers and private donations.
“People are so excited. They know about it in our immediate area. They are really glad it’s finally open,” said Greg Carl.
“You go zooming down really fast and then you start spinning and then you go down this hole,” said Gabby Gulli.
The slide is 45 feet off the ground, and Carl said he is not sure how fast it goes, but the kids said they felt like they were flying.
Carl said there are similar slides at Camelbeach in the Poconos and at Hersheypark, but nothing else like it in Northumberland County.
“It’s my feeling that when people talk about Northumberland, they will say that’s the place that has the bowl slide,” said Carl.
Admission to Liberty Splashland in Northumberland costs $5 per day, but if you would like to try the bowl slide, you only have about another week. The pool closes for the year on August 26th.