Estimated read time: 1-2 minutes
GLENDALE — It used to be one of the most popular water parks in the state. But now, it's being torn down. Crews have started the demolition of the old Raging Waters/Seven Peaks water park, and city officials still want community input on what should take its place.
Water park holds lots of memories
Even though the facility closed its gates in 2018, the abandoned water park still holds a lot of memories for people living near it. One woman, who wanted to stay anonymous, says she used to visit the park all the time when she was a kid. And it always seemed to be packed on hot summer days.
She said, "As long as I can remember, it has been open. Since I was little."
Salt Lake City officials say the land can't be used for anything other than recreation or green space, so no commercial or residential developments will go there. Some Glendale residents say they would rather see the space be dedicated for people living nearby instead of seeing another large attraction that would bring in people from all over the Wasatch Front.
One woman said, "I think, finally, it could be some place for us."