The City of El Paso is now seeking bids for a year-round water/adventure park to be built in Northeast El Paso. It would like a developer to construct and manage the park on 39 acres of land surrounding Cohen Stadium, which sits unused since the El Paso Diablos moved out.
Officials stated in the past that a water park company approached the City about possibly building an attraction on the land, but nothing was every made official. It's unclear if this is the next step in that same process, or if the City now has no committed developers and is looking for a new partner. According to the City's website, bids are due by September 2, 2014.
Wet 'N' Wild Waterworld in Anthony, Texas, has issued a press release indicating it has plans to expand its existing park and has even purchased land surrounding the location for that purpose and was caught off guard by the City's request for proposals. Its press release regarding this latest development can be found at the Wet 'N' Wild website.
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