Wild River Country shows off improvements, announces snow tubing plans

North Little Rock waterpark, Wild River Country, is opening under new management this weekend.

The new Aquapark Holdingsstaff Tuesday showed off the refurbished slides, new coats of paint andimproved landscaping that are now ready for opening day, May 18. Water parkemployees hope to enhance visitors experience with a new mascot, food servicesand family fun nights.

The Vice President of Operations,Chris Shillcut, said goal is to make Wild River Country a 12 month operation. Thatincludes a plan to put in zip lines for team building events and turning thewater park into a ski slope during the winter.

"The whole hillside whenyou're driving in and out, that whole hillside will be covered in snow and wewill have snow tubing for kids to be able to zip down through there," saidShillcut.

For the water park'sschedule and ticket prices for Wild River Country, click here.