“First to Slide” contest winner to take the first plunge

Fort Smith, Ark – Aug 3, 2021 – A youngster from Mansfield has won the opportunity to be the first
official guest to experience the new Ohana Highway tube slide at Parrot Island Waterpark. Colt
Allbritton’s video was selected as the winner of the first to slide contest. Park officials announced the
“First to Slide” contest in June. The contest offered kids under the age of 18 the opportunity to submit a
short video explaining why they should be the first official waterpark guest to slide down the new 2-
person tube slide after its completion this summer.

Colt’s video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/JC7K994RG0A


Kyle Taylor, General Manager, Parrot Island Waterpark, said “we can’t wait for Colt to slide down this
new attraction. Parrot Island Waterpark has many exclusive attractions, so it just seemed fitting to do
something extra special in honor of this new slide.”
The first to slide ceremony will take place on Thursday, August 5th at 1:00pm.
The new slide officially opens to the public on Saturday, August 7th.
Parrot Island Waterpark features the region’s only FlowRider, wave pool, lazy river and soon to be tube
slide along with four awesome twisting turning water slides, an activity pool and a themed children’s
aquatic play area. The outdoor waterpark has over 410,000 gallons of aquatic fun and has a variety of
amenities, including party pavilions, cabana rentals, food, and beverage concessions, 800
complimentary deck and lounge chairs, over 250 complimentary water tubes, expansive grass lawns for
relaxing and much more. The park is open Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Located at Ben Geren Park, residents and visitors can enjoy Parrot Island Waterpark along with
miniature golf, go karts, playground equipment, outdoor picnic areas and pavilions, softball and soccer
fields, tennis courts, a 1 ½ mile fitness and circuit walking trail, two 18-hole disk golf courses, over eight
miles of paved bike trails, 11 miles of mountain bike trails, and an outstanding 27-hole county golf

Season passes are on sale now for the 2021 season. For more information, please visit
www.parrotislandwaterpark.com . Parrot Island Waterpark is also on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/parrotislandWP on Instagram @parrotislandwaterpark and Twitter