The Lockport Skinner’s Wet’n Wild Water Park is on 3237 Lockport Road in the community of Gimli, the province of Manitoba, Canada.
Skinner’s Wet ‘n Wild was the second largest water park in Manitoba during its run. At this water park there were 6 water slides, an arcade, a restaurant, a wading pool, bumper boats and cars, batting cages and more. Admission was $9 for kids aged 5 through 12, $11 for anyone 13 and older and Wet ‘n Wild offered family rates. Built as a summer spot during the 1980’s, Skinner’s Wet ‘n Wild drew lots of memorable moments for plenty of people. Unfortunately insurance costs rose and in the early 2000’s the Wet ‘n Wild closed. The property was owned by the Skinner’s Restaurant in front of the slide.
There are rumors that the water park closed for safety reasons and that a person got severely cut on a water slide. in October of 2013, this site was set for demolition after being sold to Sante Fe Developments to be turned into property for a hotel, condos or single family residences. Though slated for demolition there is no word on whether this water park remains standing!
Where is the abandoned Skinner’s Wet ‘n Wild of Lockport located? You can find it with these coordinates. 50.085878,-96.945873.
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