Southwood Slide Closed for 2024 Season

Effectively immediately, the Southwood Slide will be closed for the 2024 season.

Over the years, the wall separating the surge pit from the pump room has developed multiple cracks and holes, leading to significant water leakage. These leaks were repaired temporarily the past few years allowing for safe and sufficient operation.

The City team has articulated for the past 12 months that there were substantial repairs and replacement necessary of what is now 44-year-old equipment. The City Council began appropriating funds for this project a year ago and with the upcoming revision to FY 2024 we believe to have secured the necessary funds to complete the repairs for the 2025 season.

“I am disappointed, but not surprised at this development and fully support the City Engineers assessment, the new South Wood Pool is open and ready for the season. I look forward to seeing the slide reopen next year. -Tom Joyce Mayor

Our Parks team has been working diligently to contact everyone who made a reservation for the Slide, and all money received will be refunded.