Hopkinsville’s water park drew in 50,066 visitors and generated an estimated economic impact of $1.99 million for the local economy during the summer season. Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Superintendent Tab Brockman released the numbers for Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center Wednesday afternoon stating it was the third largest number of visitors at the 12-year old facility. Only 2010 and 2011 recorded more visitors to the water park. According to the release, nearly 70 percent of Tie Breaker’s visitors came from out of the county, according to zip code data collected at the admission gate.
Brockman said Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center continues to be one of the community’s strongest attractions for guests. He added water park visitors spend money in other establishments when they come to Hopkinsville, like restaurants, gas stations, and retail shops. He noted these visitors help the overall economy in Hopkinsville to the tune of nearly $2 million, which he said is significant.
Opening day for the 2019 water park season is May 25. The park will be open daily until the week local schools are back in sessions in August and closing day will be on September 2.