Waterpark lifts fees for Martin residents because of “algae crisis”

Martin County residents will get free admission into the Sailfish Splash Waterpark in Stuart on July 20 because of the “algae crisis” impacting some Treasure Coast waterways, county officials said Tuesday.

STUART - Images from the Sailfish Splash Waterpark on a recent Wednesday.

STUART – Images from the Sailfish Splash Waterpark.

“We want to do something for the community,” said Kevin Abbate, Director of Martin County Department of Parks & Recreation. “This seems to make sense for Martin County families who want to cool off without worrying about water quality.”

According to a press release, park staff will grant free admission to Martin County residents (and their minor children) who present a valid photo identification card showing a Martin County address.

“At any point in time, should the Waterpark fill to capacity, staff will defer additional admissions until patrons enjoying the Waterpark depart,” the county said.

Sailfish Splash Waterpark operates from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.