In May, Splash in the Boro Family Waterpark and Aquatics Center was awarded the 2013 Tourism Partner of the Year by the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau at their annual meeting. Splash in the Boro was recognized because it generates an economic impact on the community of about $8.6 million currently, and has created 200 seasonal jobs. Splash in the Boro’s positive impact on the local economy benefits the tourism sector and reinforces the emergence of Bulloch County as a regional growth center. Splash in the Boro welcomed 132,000 guests in 2012. During the summer operating months, approximately 75% of daily ticket sales were non-residents of Bulloch County.
Pictured (l-r) Tom Couch, Bulloch County Manager; Mike Rollins, Director of Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation; Steve Brown, Aquatics Division Manager; and Garrett Nevil, Bulloch County Commission Chairman.