Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center in Hopkinsville will not open this summer, due to the impact caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a news release, the Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Department came to that decision due to public health concerns, along with the anticipated shortened summer season. The water park traditionally brings about 50,000 guests into the community each season and joins multiple public pools across the state in closing for the season.
Superintendent Tab Brockman says, “The decision to not open Tie Breaker Park this summer is disheartening, but is the correct way to move forward for many reasons. The main reason is certainly public safety. Other important factors include limited pool capacities and subsequent revenue restrictions, a shortened summer season without the popular June swim time, and uncertainty if people will ultimately show up when the water park would eventually open.”
Full refunds, or transfers to the 2021 season, will be issued to all who have purchased Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center season passes. Anyone who won day or season passes through auctions or other events are asked to ball Parks and Recreation at 270-887-4290.