Photo by Christopher Tomlinson

Bananas Fun Park owner Chris Burns saw an opportunity to fill an entertainment void in the Grand Valley when he decided to add a $1.2 million splash pad to the popular park. “The thought was that from Salt Lake to Denver there is not a water attraction like this,” Burns said. “It fits what we do here and we’ve had about 1.2 million phone calls in the last two weeks asking when we’re going to open. People want it.”

Taste of the tropics

Park makes a splash with new water feature

Chris Burns has a very simple reason for adding a new $1.2 million splash pad at Bananas Fun Park.

“It’s hot here,” he said, slightly lamenting that his new amenity was not open during some of the 100-plus-degree days earlier this month.

The park’s new Coconut Cove was slated to open this weekend and includes more than 50 water features — including a 10,000-gallon tipping bucket — on the multi-level platform.

Burns believes the latest attraction at the popular Grand Junction fun park, 2469 Riverside Parkway, will bring in even more people looking to escape the heat during the summer months.

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