The Wetlands at Great Bend is located at 2303 Main in Brit Spaugh Park. The water park, owned and operated by the City of Great Bend, was originally opened in the 1930s as a WPA (Works Project Administration) project. The original pool is still in existence, but many other changes have taken place throughout the years. In 2005, the pool underwent a major renovation. With the addition of a new bathhouse and concession area, a modern water feature that includes a tipping bucket, several slides for visitors of all ages, a spray park, a zero depth splash pool, and numerous colorful shade structures throughout the facility, we have become one of the finest water parks in Central Kansas.
Then and Now
Scroll through the pictures to see the pool when it opened in the 1930's, and how it has changed to become what it is today.