Hometown Heroes get free admission to DryTown this week!

Drytown Hometown heroes

PALMDALE – The City of Palmdale’s DryTown Water Park is offering free admission to all doctors, nurses, EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, law enforcement and active military from Monday, July 1 through Friday, July 5.

“It’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ to all our heroes who do so much for us,” said DryTown Manager Eric Dombrowski.

“We’re expecting temperatures in the 100s all week, so this is a great opportunity to take advantage of this free admission offer,” said DryTown’s Recreation Coordinator Laura Rice.

This offer is not available online.  Free admission will be issued at the entrance gate. A valid work ID will be required to obtain free admission.

Now in its eighth year of operation, DryTown is open daily through Aug. 11 and weekends from Aug. 17 to September 22.

Single season passes are $68 for Palmdale residents and $84 for non-residents; purchase of 4 or more season passes are $54.50 each for Palmdale residents and $67 each for non-residents. Daily passes are $16 for Palmdale residents and $21 for non-residents 48” tall and over; $12 for Palmdale residents and $15 for non-residents under $48” tall; and under 42” tall admission is free. Passes for seniors 62 years and above who live in Palmdale are $12 while senior passes for non-residents is $15. Passes for members of the military are $12 and military “juniors” are $9.

“Our season passes are a tremendous value, especially if you visit DryTown more than once,” said DryTown Manager Eric Dombrowski. “Not only do season pass holders get half off our fountain drinks, limeades, ice teas and classic slushes at Palmdale Sonic Drive In, but they also get a 10 percent discount off the purchase of a single item over $49 at Guitar Center in Palmdale, a free cookie at the DryTown Subway with every purchase, a 10 percent discount off merchandise in the DryTown General Store, and free admission to our ‘Sundown at DryTown,’ Ohana Fun and Dusty’s Round-up events.”

“Sundown at DryTown” is a popular event that takes advantage of the beautiful Antelope Valley summer evening weather, and will take place each Friday from July 5 through Aug. 9 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

Season passes may be purchased online at www.cityofpalmdale.org/drytown, or at DryTown Water Park Town Hall, located at 3850-B East Avenue S, Monday through Thursday from 10 am to 5 pm.

The six-acre Old West mining town-themed aquatic park features a 925-foot lazy river, a 35-foot waterslide tower with four waterslides and splashdown pool, a 6,000 square foot children’s water playground, including a 50-gallon vortex splash bucket, three water rings and two water cannons, and the new Dusty’s Mineshaft Racer, a 4-lane racer that launches riders headfirst into a thrilling 360 degree turn in an enclosed tube, before plunging 40 feet down open-air lanes for a downhill dash to the finish line and a serious drenching.

For more information about DryTown, group rates or private rentals, please visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/drytown or call 661-267-6161.

(Information via press release from the City of Palmdale.)

  8 comments for “Hometown Heroes get free admission to DryTown this week!

  1. Jo
    July 2, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    It never pays to do something nice for the ppl in our town.. Someone always has to [REMOVED] about something!!!
    Dnt yr mom teach y’all to be great full even if you don’t like the gift you got!?
    Y’all should quit yr cryin.. I bet most of you saying bad thing don’t even have a job in the first place!!
    And I bet the water park will never offer this again.. Bc to many ppl are ungrateful and have to ruin it for everyone!!
    Grow up ppl!!

  2. dumbandblind
    July 2, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Local heroes should get more than free admission to parks that should have been free to taxpayers who funded it to begin with.

  3. qhr
    July 2, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Thank you, DryTown and City of Palmdale!

  4. John Mlynar
    July 2, 2013 at 11:25 am

    The free offer also includes teachers and veterans! Sorry for any confusion!

  5. Nikolas Malechikos
    July 2, 2013 at 10:02 am

    I agree with the above comment. Retired or those who aren’t technically “retired” military, but who served, should be given free admission as well.

  6. The Anti-REX
    July 2, 2013 at 5:42 am

    Heroes really? What about the guy who empties our trash can every week or the person who is climbing power poles in all weather and don’t forget the person that services air conditioning in the extreme heat.
    I think there is a lot more Heroes out there than just EMTs, paramedics, firefighters and law enforcement.

  7. Becky
    July 1, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Does the military rate include AD Dependents? And does the free weekend included Dependents?

  8. just me
    July 1, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    This is great except for the active military, what about the people who have served, done there active time come home and are no longer active, they are Heros too…….

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