Lakeside manager offers comment on Skaha waterslide

Herald file photo
David Prystay
in a 2014 file photo.

Penticton Lakeside Resort general manager David Prystay has become the latest resident to offer his opinion on the waterslide development for Skaha Lake Park.

He believes a water park would be better suited for property at the Penticton Golf and Country Club which the city leases to the club’s members. The course, he says, could be reduced by six holes.

“I think the golf club could be reduced to 12 holes as many leading experts in the field such as Jack Nicklaus are recommending. Have 12 holes for recreational golfers, keep 18 holes for the pros,” Prystay said in an interview with The Herald.

“The City could allocate six acres on the property for the use of a waterslide and build a hotel and casino… an entire complex. I think Trio would jump at that opportunity.”

Prystay believes the location near the north side of the golf course would be ideally located as it would be across the street from the Ramada Inn and a five-minute walk to Loco Landing, the skateboard park, S.S. Sicamous, bike rentals and Coyotes Cruises. It’s also directly across the street from the South Okanagan Events Centre.

“Imagine, an entertainment district right at the heart of the north entrance to Penticton,” he said.