GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Crews are breaking ground on Guntersville's first amusement park.
Lake City Amusement Park is slated to open in just a few months and crews are breaking ground on a stretch of property just off of U.S. Highway 431 near Lowes in Guntersville. "We'll have about 35 rides here, so a pond, a splash pad for the kids to play and get cool in the summertime, picnic areas with an amphitheater," Marketing Director Jay Velez says.
The rides will include a ferris wheel and a roller coaster.
This is the first amusement park for the company based out of Phenix City, Alabama. The company made the decision to come to Guntersville this year. "The location, the lake, the community, it just seemed like the right place to go," Velez says.
There are plans to expand the park eventually, with an aim to build a water park and an RV area.
While the price isn't set, Velez says the company is planning for a price in the range of 20 to $25 for general admission. "It's just a destination where you can have your birthday parties, have a lot of fun, plan any kind of event you want and come and enjoy yourself," Velez says.
The park is set to be open in April.