Come on in, the water's fine

The newly renamed and renovated Dove Waterpark, formerly Dove Park pool in Grapevine opened Memorial Day weekend to more than double last year's crowds.

Opening day attendance was 521 compared to 220 on Saturday in 2012; 475 compared to 222 on Sunday; and 697 compared to 293 on Monday, said Mona Burk, spokeswoman for the Grapevine Parks and Recreation Department.

The draw: a $2.7 million transformation over the winter.

The pool has a beach entry for smaller children with mini-slides and bubblers and in-pool lounge chairs for parents, as well as family cabanas.

For older swimmers, floating faux logs with an overhead rope, a climbing wall and two water slides were added.

Construction continues on the adjoining Casey's Clubhouse, where $1.25 million worth of work will result in a playground with state-of-the-art accessibility for disabled children.

Kevin Mitchell, assistant parks and recreation director, said he expects the playground, west of the waterpark, to be finished later this summer.

Admission, hours and rental details:

Daily admission is $2 for Grapevine residents, $5 for non-residents.

Season passes, which also work for Pleasant Glade Pool, are $50/individual and $100 for a family of up to six people, $20 for each additional person for residents.

Cabana rentals are $25 for two hours.

Non-resident season passes are $100/individual, $200/family.

Open swim hours are noon-5 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; noon-5 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; and 1-6 p.m. Sunday.

The waterpark also can be rented for private parties after hours.

For information, call 817-410-8140 or visit www.grapevinetexas.gov