Free water park opens in south suburbs

June 19, 2009 3:26:06 PM PDT
Children looking for fun in the sun in the south suburbs have a new water park to visit. Cook County Board President Todd Stroger cut the ribbon for the grand opening of the Green Lake Family Aquatic Center in Calumet City and kids splashed in right away.

"The facility was created with families in mind, particularly with these young children. From toddlers to 12-year-olds, this location offers an opportunity for mothers, fathers, and others like day care operators and vacation bible school leaders, to give children a safe, affordable, fun place," said Stroger.

The center is free through the 2009 summer swimming season.