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Column - June 22, 2007

Around Pleasanton

Enjoy the new waterslides--but when?

by Jeb Bing

If you jog along the trails at Shadow Cliffs or walk your dog there, as I do, you've no doubt seen two steel frame buildings under construction just west of the waterslides that seem as if they've been there forever. They're actually part of the $10.7-million California Splash Water Park that was approved in a 3-2 vote of the City Council after more than a year of public meetings and debate. The new park, patterned after Knott's Soak City U.S.A., was supposed to open in May 2005 based on a conditional use permit issued by city planners. Now it's 2008 according to the latest posting on its Web site, Conditional use permits generally have a one-year shelf life, although they are extended if the city officials believe there has been significant progress toward completing the project. But except for a few truckloads of sand dropped at the site and occasional work on the steel buildings, not much has happened. Still, officials say they're satisfied that Glenn Kierstead and his company, California Splash LLC, are making progress and, like the East Bay Regional Park District, which owns the 16-acre site, seem willing to give the developer more time to move forward.

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