With recent talks of a new baseball stadium, the idea of bringing a water park to Laredo has re-surfaced.
Council discussed the possibility of bringing the attraction in conjunction with the ballpark.
Councilman Gene Belmares says it's been too risky financially for the city to build the attraction but now that the ball is moving with the new baseball stadium we might finally get a water park!
Gene Belmares - District 3 "There is a possibility of a baseball field next door and some infrastructure can be brought to bear by the City of Laredo where it's not the owner/operator of the water park so that an owner/operator can come out and bid on a long term lease on that property."
Michael Bilton - Wants to see a water park "It would be a good attraction and a good thing to bring Laredo on the map I believe."
Local youths that enjoy outdoor recreational activities say a water park would be a much cooler way to play outside.
Micah Gotegut - Soccer Player "Soccer is very fun, but a water park would be so much better. We could go get out of this 100 degree weather and go play in the water."
Marcel Delgadillo - wants to escape the heat "It's really hot. It's like 110 degrees out here or something like that so if we can get a nice water park here, we can go hit it up. It's a good contrast to heat and a great place to meet people." "Councilman Gene Belmares says our city is very family oriented and a water park is just another attraction families can enjoy."
"The guys want to watch baseball, the kids want to go to the water park, and mom can shop. All those things put together make Laredo an attractive city."
Councilman Gene Belmares says a water park will give tourists another reason to come to Laredo. Rather than just coming to shop, they could stay overnight or the weekend and enjoy the new attraction.