The WhoaZone obstacle course at Pleasant Hill Lake.

PERRYSVILLE -- Pleasant Hill Lake Park is adding its newest amenity -- an inflatable ninja obstacle course that floats atop the lake.

The park’s brand new WhoaZone aqua park opens to the public Friday and will remain open all day everyday through Labor Day, said park program specialist Louis Andres.

“We wanted to provide some more amenities to our guests,” Andres said. “With the demographics, location, everything we have, we thought this would be an ideal location for us to have a water activity like this.”

The WhoaZone features climbing walls, towers, monkey bars and a floating trampoline. It’s open to swimmers seven and older who are at least 45 inches tall.

Visitors can reserve a WhoaZone pass online for the day or by the hour. Each hour begins with a ten minute safety orientation on shore. There will also be one lifeguard stationed in the center of the WhoaZone and one in each corner.

Group rentals, including birthday parties, are also available.

The WhoaZone also includes a smaller, complimentary KidsZone closer to shore for kids ages 4 to 6 and under 45 inches tall and onshore umbrella and cabana rentals.

The aquapark will be managed by Empire Recreation Management, which will provide onsite staff to oversee ticketing, rentals and safety.

Even before the WhoaZone opened, the excitement from the community has been overwhelming.

“Our website has lit up, we posted something on Facebook and we got several thousand people already liking that stuff,” Andres said.

The addition of the WhoaZone is just one part of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District’s efforts to revamp the park. 

The watershed recently renovated its RV campsites with 50 amp electric, new water and sewer hookups, new restrooms and upgraded picnic shelters. Each site now features a level concrete pad wide enough for an RV and personal vehicle, plus a picnic table and fire ring.

The park added ten new log cabins last year, each with its own covered deck, hot tub and big screen TV. Laundry is available in some of the larger cabins.

The park will be hosting the iHeart Radio beach festival celebration on June 5.

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