Special pass at Electric City Water Park starts Monday

Starting Monday, the city is offering a special admission price at Electric City Water Park.

Visitors can enjoy the Mitchell Pool, water slides and Little Squirts Soak Zone for $5 for adults and $3 for youth 3-17.

The full package that also includes the Flow Rider and Lazy River is $12 for adults, $10 for youth 3-17 (boards and tubes are included, first come, first served). The Twilight Rate continues on Wednesdays 6-8 p.m. with a $2 discount on the full package.

Park hours are 12-6 p.m. daily, with the exception of Wednesdays when the park is open until 8 p.m.

Electric City Water Park is open

Lap swimming is available at the Water Park Monday through Thursday 10-11:30 a.m. for $4 per day or $40 per month. Water Walking is offered July 10-Aug. 23 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 7-8 a.m. for $4 per day.
As a reminder, the states rules changed last year and the city is enforcing a rule requiring children under 14 to have adult supervision.

State rule causing headaches for city pool users

Steve Herrig, Park and Rec director, told The Electric in June that it’s a state rule that requires signs at public pools must include the following language or something similar: “Nonswimmers and children under age 14 shall not use the pool without a responsible adult in attendance.”

Since under Montana rules, the definition of an adult is someone 18 years or older, that’s causing problems for local families.

Neighborhood pools are open for the season

Herrig said the Park and Recreation department continued receiving complaints about the rule and staff is working to develop a policy that would allow those under 14 into the pools with “a responsible person,” which could be someone 16 or older, though it would likely take an act of the Montana Legislature to get the rule changed.

For more information visit the city’s website, or call the Park and Recreation Office at 406-771-1265. The Water Park phone number is 406-454-9008.