Splish Splash Honors Veterans, First Responders With Hero Appreciation Week

New York’s Largest Water Park will host a five-day Hero Appreciation Week offering discounted admission to firefighters, police officers, first responders, military members (active duty, retired and veterans), doctors and nurses from Monday, Aug. 15 to Friday, Aug. 19. Heroes can purchase discounted one-day tickets for $44.99 for themselves and up to five additional guests, a 35 percent savings off standard gate pricing.

Hero Appreciation Week tickets go on sale on Aug. 15 both at the Splish Splash gate and park website; guests will need to show identification at the front gate to receive the Hero discount.

“We are happy to be able to show our appreciation to our local service members, doctors, nurses, first responders and police officers,” said General Manager Mike Bengtson. “These heroes play such a critical role in helping all of us and keeping our communities safe and this is one way we can show our appreciation.”

Splish Splash will also welcome several local organizations for a Touch a Truck day on Tuesday, Aug. 16 as part of Hero Appreciation Week. The Riverhead Police Department, Riverhead Fire Department, and Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance will be on site to offer park guests a behind the scenes look at life as a first responder. Guests can sit in a fire truck, check out a patrol car, grab fun photos and interact with these local heroes to learn more about working in these important public safety positions. The event will run from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Time is running out for a visit before back to school begins and Splish Splash shifts to a weekends plus Labor Day schedule after Tuesday, Aug. 30.

For more information on Hero Appreciation Week and the full park schedule, please visit SplishSplash.com.

Christy Hinko
Christy Hinko is a managing editor at Anton Media Group. She is a New York Press Association (NYPA) and Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) award-winning writer and photographer.

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