Chilli Bay Water Park Opens Memorial Day

As the start of summer approaches, Chillicothe Parks and Recreation Department are preparing for a busy season.  Parks Director Josh Norris says they are ready for the opening of Chilli Bay Water Park on Memorial Day. Norris says rates will be unchanged. He recommends checking their social media pages for information on the park.  Reservation and Party information are available […]

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Chilli Bay Pump Motors

Pump motors for the Chillibay Water Park will be repaired.  The Chillicothe City Council approved the bid by Jims Welding of $9,090 for three rebuilt electric motors and one new motor.  City Administrator Darin Chappell explains this is needed to keep the water park running. Chappell says having the spares in place reduces downtime for the pool.

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Chilli Bay Thriving Amid COVID-19

Chilli Bay Water Park opened for the season on Memorial Day and Chillicothe City Administrator Darin Chappell says since the opening they have been busy, but there has also been Criticism about opening a public facility amid concerns for COVID-19.  Chappell says plans to open continued even after the first announcements of the pandemic. Chappell says they do take precautions […]

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Chilli Bay Water Park To Open Memorial Day

Chilli Bay Water Park is expected to open on Memorial Day.  City Administrator Darin Chappell says they are working toward that goal. On Monday, the council approved the concession contracts for the parks and Chappell says that is primarily for Chilli Bay. When open, there will be some limitations, but they are still working out the details. Details for the […]

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The Benefits of Public Pools and Golf Courses

In the business world, the object is to make money. However in the business of being a city, two features rarely make a profit of any kind. Those two features are public swimming pools and public golf courses. Chillicothe City Administrator Darin Chappell says it’s a problem everywhere. Chappell says the benefits of public pools and golf stretch well beyond […]

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2019 Chilli Bay Rates Approved

The cost to visit Chilli Bay Water Park goes up this summer; but not much.  The Chillicothe City Council approved the rates that include a $1 charge for children under kindergarten age.  City Administrator Darin Chappell explains that change. The adult rate and student rate each go up 50 cents There is also increase in the season passes.  He says […]

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