Area water park to tear down water slide

By WEEK Producer

February 23, 2014 Updated Feb 23, 2014 at 11:49 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- Patrons at Lakeview pool will see a new water activity this summer.

Peoria Park district officials say they are going to tear down the old water slide at Lakeview pool.

The water slide was closed last summer because of repairs.

A park district spokesperson says the water slide is more than 30 years old and will be replaced.

"Just the upkeep of it, it's reached a point where to repair it, not feasible anymore for us," said Peoria park district spokesperson Emily Cahill.

Emily Cahill says they are looking at a rock climbing wall as one option to replace the water slide.

Crews will begin tearing it down this Spring.