Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center Closed for 2020 Summer
While public health is the top reason, officials also listed the anticipated shortened summer season as another key factor in the decision.
Tie Breaker, which annually attracts nearly 50,000 guests, joins the growing list of municipal and state parks that are closing pools for 2020 due to the pandemic. Paducah, Richmond, Murray, Lexington, Paintsville and state parks are already on the growing list of announced pools that will not open.
“The decision to not open Tie Breaker Park this summer is disheartening, but is the correct way to move forward for many reasons,” said Tab Brockman, Hopkinsville Parks and Recreation Superintendent. “The main reason is certainly public safety. Other important factors include limited pool capacities and subsequent revenue restrictions, a shortened summer season without the popular June swim time, and uncertainty if people will ultimately show up when the water park would eventually open.”
Brockman added that the Parks and Rec team looks forward to putting together an expanded list of Tie Breaker specials and events when the water park reopens in 2021 for its 15th season.
Full refunds, or transfers to the 2021 season, will be issued to all who have purchased Tie Breaker Family Aquatic Center season passes. Those who have won day or season passes through auctions or giveaways can call the Parks and Recreation office at 270-887-4290 for exchange details.