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Future of Raytown water park is uncertain

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RAYTOWN, Mo. -- The future of a local water park is up in the air. Super Splash USA closed for the season on Sunday, but its closure may have also been for good.

The Raytown Park Board voted on Monday to close Super Splash USA for good. The board says the park is getting old and maintenance costs are rising.

The pool first opened in 1963. Raytown acquired the facility in 1988 and changed the name to Super Splash. It has three pools,  including a 50 meter pool, slides, water balloon launchers and a kiddie area.

The park staff says over the past few years there have been broken water lines and  slides have had to close because of structural concerns.

Raytown’s nine alderman will make the final decision in September on whether the park will remain closed.