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Wet 'n' Wild offering ways to get into park for free

Wet 'n' Wild offering ways to get into park for free

Enjoying a day at a water park is one of the best ways to beat the summer heat and this year Wet ‘n’ Wild is offering several different ways to get into the park for free.

Straight-A students can get a free general admission ticket. The offer is good for a one time ticket only and is good for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. To redeem the offer, students need to present a year-end report card at the ticket window.

The park is also offering free admission for people 65 years and old through the month of July. They just need to show their Nevada’s driver’s license or identification card at any ticket window.

People who have VIP, Gold and Season Passes for the Wet ‘n’ Wild in Las Vegas can also get free admission into Wet ‘n’ Wild parks in Hawaii, Phoenix, Palm Springs and Houston. They just need to show their pass at the ticket window.

New slide opens Saturday at Wet 'n' Wild

New slide opens Saturday at Wet 'n' Wild

Wet 'n' Wild is gearing up for its second season with a new ride. The tornado slide takes riders on through a 45-foot-wide funnel where they spin back and fourth through the eye of the storm.

Park employees got to test out the new slide Friday before it officially opens to the public Saturday. However, it's not the only big thing helping Wet 'n' Wild kick off its summer season.

"This Memorial Day weekend we're kicking it off with a DJ and some special events, including a Twister game, which actually benefits our friends over at Opportunity Village," Trevor Wilson with the water park said.

This is the second year the park has been open. It starts its daily schedule Saturday. This year they are also offering more parking and shaded areas along with longer hours.


Summer safety fair planned for two city pools

Summer safety fair planned for two city pools

The city of Las Vegas and the Southern Nevada Child Drowning Prevention Coalition will host two summer safety fairs at two city pools in time for the summer pool season.

Both fairs will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 30. One will be at the Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza and Pavilion Center Pool, 101 S. Pavilion Center Drive.  The fairs are open to the public.

The focus will be on preventing drowning by showing parents, guardians and day care providers about infant and child safety around water.

People will also get information about safety around the home, preventing accidents and how to respond in an emergency.

People who come to the safety fair will get free admission to the pool between 7 and 8 p.m. Children under the age of 7 must be supervised by an adult within arm's reach at all times.

Wet 'n' Wild Closing Its Doors for the Season Sunday

Wet 'n' Wild Closing Its Doors for the Season Sunday

The inaugural season of Wet 'n' Wild closes to the general public Sunday.

The water park will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and then it will close its doors for the fall and winter. There is no word on its opening date for 2014 or when tickets for that season will go on sale.

Wet 'n' Wild opened Memorial Day and was an instant hit. People living in nearby homes had problems with park goers parking on their streets.

Back-to-School Fairs Planned Through August

Back-to-School Fairs Planned Through August

The Clark County School District is working with its School-Community Partnership Program to present a series of back-to-school fairs through August.

The fairs will provide a one stop area for students and parents to get resource information for the upcoming school year.

Students and parents will be able to talk with CCSD representatives about several topics, including school lunches, zoning, police services and ParentLink.

The school district's Transportation Department will also have kiosks at the events where parents can get bus route information.

The Southern Nevada Health District will also be at the events to provide information on immunizations and other health topics.

Safekey Registration Open for City of Las Vegas

Safekey Registration Open for City of Las Vegas

Registration is now open for the Safekey program run by the City of Las Vegas.

Safekey is offered for before and after school at 68 Clark County School District Schools within in the city limits.

The program includes activities, crafts, contests, homework assistance and nutritious snacks.

Safekey is open on days that schools are in session. Program hours and cost vary by school. Financial assistance is available for qualifying families.

There is an annual $10 fee per child.

To register, parents must submit a participant information form to the Safekey office at 416 North Seventh Street, which is between Bonanza Road and Mesquite Avenue.

After submitting the form, parents can register and pay either online at recreation.lasvegasnevada.gov, or in person at Safekey office, or by phone at (702) 229-3399.

Wet 'n' Wild Offers New Tickets, New Hours and New Movies

Wet 'n' Wild Offers New Tickets, New Hours and New Movies

Wet 'n' Wild is adding to its summer offerings with new ticket options, new weekend hours and a new way to watch movies.

The water park is starting Dive 'n' Movie night every other Friday through August 23. The movies will be shown at Red Rock Bay wave pool. Guests will be able to watch PG-rated movies while floating in the wave pool or sitting on the surrounding deck.

The movies start at 8 p.m. and end at 10 p.m., when the park closes.

The scheduled movies for the summer: