NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - In a 4-1 vote the Nacogdoches City Council decided to give Splash Kingdom water park more than $700,000 to help them reach their goal of $6 million.
The council voted at Tuesday nights meeting to give $500,000 worth of land, $112,000 in cash and a $170,000 advance.
However, there are terms to this agreement. The park must open up by June of 2015, donation will only be released when construction reaches different phases, Kingdom Perspectives, LLC can not sale Splash Kingdom for five years, without city approval, and Nacogdoches residents will get a discount for 15 years.
Those are only some of the terms listed in the cities contract.
The owner of Kingdom Perspective, LLC, Johnny Blevins, said now that they have all of the funding they need, they will start breaking ground sometime in October.
There are three other Splash Kingdom water parks in Texas, the one being built in Nacogdoches will be the smallest of them all, but Blevins says it has potential to grow.