• February 28, 2017

Escape the heat; dive into Waterfest

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Posted: Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:00 pm

By Alicia Lacy

Fort Hood Herald

As temperatures start to rise indicating the start of summer, the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area is getting ready to kick off the season cooling off Central Texans with its annual two-day Waterfest.

Monty Campbell, Fort Hood's Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation public relations coordinator, said Waterfest is BLORA's official opening of summer where visitors can celebrate water and summer.

Some of the activities coming back include a Water Wars water balloon fight, which proved to be a hit, Campbell said.

For $6 per vehicle, visitors to BLORA can a variety of free activities from a Water Wars balloon sling shot shoot-out to a bass fishing demonstration, waterslides, kids' wash, paddleboats, Sierra Beach and a kayak pool.

The park's concession stands will be open for visitors to re-energize before getting back to the several activities available.

Several dry activities will be available.

A free to pet and free to feed petting zoo, pony rides, inflatable bounce houses and mountain bike trails will be available.

BLORA offers more than 300 family picnic shelters and sites and 143 covered picnic shelters and dozens of barbecue grills throughout the park.

For families and individuals preparing to come out, items they should bring include a picnic basket, sunscreen or sunblock, towels, blankets and any water safety devices for those less experienced swimmers.

Lifeguards will be at Sierra Beach, the waterslides and other water activities.

If you go

What: Waterfest

When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Where: Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area

Cost: $6 per vehicle per day

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