Kuriftu Water Park, the first-of-its-kind water park in the nation is inaugurated today, Saturday, August 31, 2019, in Bishoftu town.
The amusement park that features various water play areas, at the cost of 70 million Br in Bishoftu town is constructed by Kuriftu Resort & Spa, one of the premier hospitality groups in East Africa.
The park, located in the partially operational Cultural Village of Kuriftu, needs 1.2 million litres of water for the first water filling. After the first filling, it is going to consume 400,000lts of water every day.
The water playground which lies on 19,700sqm plot will serve both adults and kids with a capacity of accommodating 1,000 visitors daily.
The recreational center has also included additional areas designated for fast food and other recreational activities.
The park will have 12 facilities designated for different recreational activities such as the water wave pool, which will host concerts and events with a lit-up stage, in addition to its beach-like features including the sand.
The water park is expected to create nearly 1000 job opportunities, according to Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation.