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News - March 1, 2013

No more waterslides for Shadow Cliffs

Park District cannot find right vendor for popular summer facility

by Dolores Fox Ciardelli

What a ride it has been but the popular waterslides opened in 1981 at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area will not be refurbished or rebuilt.

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Posted by norm, a resident of Jensen Tract
on Mar 1, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Looks like the NO not here folks in Pleasanton got what they wanted the slides closed. No more laughing fun filled kids making noise at shadow cliffs. Oh yeah that is because a lot of the kids having fun were either Latino or Black. Can't have them here in lily white Pleasanton.
It is really too bad that the board bought into the reports that would not allow Glen Kierstad a long term lease. Then he might have been able to keep the improvements and repairs up to date.

Every board meeting, every council meeting any time the subject brought up the same group of NO NOT HERE, folks were there saying how bad traffic would be, how much noise would be generated. Well they won and now no more summer jobs for teens, no fun filled parties at the slides. I hope they are happy.

Posted by Sonya Olson, a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 4, 2013 at 9:25 pm

I must say that I am in shock to hear that the water slides will torn down and never to return. I have grown up in this valley and raised 1 1/2 daughters here too, and Shadow Cliff Water Slides has been a great little escape for us during the hot summer months. The water slides were practically my only summer time surprise for my girls mostly because they were so affordable, and me being a single parent that meant everything to us.

I don't think I would have liked it if they expanded the water park to a bigger facility. It was fine just the way it was. not too big I could keep track of my girls when after 10 or so trips up the cement winding road I soon became too tired to hike I keep find a spot off to side and let them do their thing.
It brakes my heart just knowing I have to tell my girls the water slides are gone.