top story Wahooz, Roaring Springs to expand this year By MERIDIAN PRESS STAFF email@example.com Feb 7, 2018 (…) Facebook Twitter Email The children’s play area at Roaring Springs will get a new look as Bearfoot Bay. Courtesy Wahooz/Roaring Springs A new 10,000-square-foot event center is planned for Wahooz this year. The new event center will be Meridian’s largest, with capacity for up to 600 people. Courtesy Wahooz/Roaring Springs Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Roaring Springs Waterpark and Wahooz Family Fun Zone in Meridian will undergo a combined $6.1 million expansion this year.The announcement was made during Mayor Tammy de Weerd’s State of the City address. The children’s play area at Roaring Springs will get a new look as Bearfoot Bay. That will include three new slides and 20 new animal-themed play elements, according to the announcement. The shallow pool area will be designed to look like a watery wilderness. The expansion also includes new cabanas and shade umbrellas extending over the pool.Bearfoot Bay is expected to open May 13, which is also the park’s opening day for the 2018 season.Wahooz is set to get a new 10,000-square-foot event center. The new event center will be Meridian’s largest, with capacity for up to 600 people. The event center will also get a new catering kitchen.The event center is expected to open in November.The Wahooz expansion comes on the heels of another recently completed 17,000-square-foot expansion at the facility that brought eight new attractions to Wahooz. More from this section Teens and Substance Abuse Workshop open to the public in Meridian Posted: Feb. 18, 2018 Bruchi's brings cheesesteaks to Meridian Last updated: Feb. 16, 2018 Brighton to break ground on 55-and-up community Posted: Feb. 15, 2018 Meridian Crossroads shopping center under new ownership Last updated: Feb. 15, 2018 City councilwoman says changing election process would bring more candidates, level playing field Posted: Feb. 14, 2018 Facebook Twitter Email Print Save Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!