Demand dries out season pass sales

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Buyers must present a valid driver’s license or California identification card to qualify for the discounted Palmdale resident price. Opened Memorial Day weekend, the $15.4 million park has been drawing about 2,000 people on Saturdays and Sundays, though less during the week because most schools are still in session, Bird said. The park’s capacity is 2,400 people, with room for 600 more after the adjoining swimming pool opens Monday. One reason for halting season pass sales after Sunday is to make sure people who want to come just for a day can get in, Bird said. “We just want to make sure it’s available to the entire community,” he said. PALMDALE – DryTown Water Park season pass sales will end Sunday, after people purchased far more than city officials expected for the park’s inaugural season. Starting Monday and through Labor Day, patrons will be able to buy only daily admission tickets. “We were overwhelmed with the season passes. Our goal was 1,000. We’ve nearly doubled that,” Parks and Recreation Director Russ Bird said. Through Sunday, officials expect to sell about 2,000 season passes. Season passes will be on sale from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today and Sunday at the water park ticket office, 3850-B E. Ave. S. He said he expects officials will make further adjustments in operations after this inaugural year. The western-themed water park is in the 33-acre Oasis Park, on Avenue S at 40th Street East, one of two “superparks” financed with a special tax that Palmdale property owners approved in 2002. The other was an expanded Marie Kerr Park, which gained a swimming pool and an amphitheater. Season passes cost $53 for Palmdale residents, $64 for nonresidents. A Family Pack of four season passes costs $180 for Palmdale residents, $218 for nonresidents; passes for additional family members are $50 for residents, $60 for nonresidents. Daily admission for patrons ages 9 and older is $12 for Palmdale residents, $15 for nonresidents. Tickets for Palmdale children ages 3 to 8 cost $7, $10 for nonresidents. Palmdale seniors age 62 or older pay $7, or $10 for nonresidents. Military personnel tickets cost $10, for both residents and nonresidents.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img