Traditions are hard to break. Although my children are getting a bit older I still have one place that I will push every summer at least until they are too big to enjoy it! Biggs Water park- this place has been a tradition since my oldest was but a wee toddler. There are places that we hold near our heart, places that memories are made of. Simply put....we want to share a place where days are spent, memories are made and laughs are abundant.
Every year without fail on Memorial Day they open up the Biggs Water Park, this water park is ideal for children ages zero to about seven. You can have a picnic, sunbathe, enjoy lots of splashing, slide-sliding; there is a whole bunch of fun for whole family. Some of the stand out qualities are 1.) The water is no higher than a momma's knee (depending on the momma-calf) 2.) There is always a lifeguard or two who is there to be your extra eyes and hears 3.) There is always plenty of grass for picnics if all picnic tables are full 4.) If timed just right your child will be so hungry and exhausted you'll know there was more than enough fun-no boring summer!
Aside from the Water Park there is volleyball, basketball and softball fields, horseshoe pits, the park also has two tennis courts, 1.2 mile track with exercise station, gyms and a big playground for the children. For military units, active duty service members and families there are pavilions equipped with barbecue pits that can be reserved for special occasions. It really is a nice place. Civilians are welcomed to enjoy all they have to do to come on base it stop by the trailer right outside the gates. There they will require that your current insurance, registration and I.D. and they will award you a daily visitor’s pass. Upon approaching the gate make sure that anyone in the vehicle over the age of seventeen has an I.D. to show the officer.
Biggs Water Park is a great place, but please let me make some things clear-this park is built for the littles. The water park is ideal for kids ages zero to seven (seven may be pushing it). This is not the parks rules but part of my review. When you stand back to observe, you'll find lots of smaller children. The children are just getting to trust the water, have fun without scary waves or deep waters-so when a big kid (over the age of seven) comes along being his normal kid self, the littles scatter or get trampled on. I believe that if you keep that in mind the visit will be that much more pleasant for you and those around you. One more thing-please don't leave your children unattended, yes the water isn't deep but there always needs to be parent supervision. Aside from orderly line waiting at both the kiddy and bigger blue slide, you really should never leave your child unattended.
Enjoy Biggs Water Park and let us know your thoughts on your visit! Happy Summer!
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Water Park (Summer ONLY)
Memorial Day through Labor Day
Bldg. 11388, Biggs Airfield
Fax Reservations: 744-8495