Amherst Water Park in Margate Readies for Summer 2020

Aqua Park

The proposed waterpark along Amherst Ave in Margate is one step closer to opening this summer.

Island Aqua Park will feature an array of inflatable slides and rafts along the back bay of Margate.

Permits have been granted from NJ state and federal agencies.

Army Corps of Engineers and NJ DEP have given their blessing to the Amherst AquaPpark project.

A ticket booth will soon be built. Bathrooms and/or porta-pottie information not yet available. This area will soon be dredged.

The Margate water park plans on being open June, July & August. 9a. to 6p.

The cost could be $35 for 45 minutes of time on floating inflatables, climbing walls, and water based slides.

The attraction is owned by Maggie Day & partner Tim Tice who both operate Island Water Sports Park in Stone Harbor.

Owner Maggie Day has submitted an application to Margate for site plan approval. This could be voted on during the May 28 Margate Planning Board meeting.

Margate Zoning Officer Roger McLarnon facing some pressure from neighbors for lack of transparency from his office.

The Amherst Water Park in Margate could be operational by early Summer 2020.

12 thoughts on “Amherst Water Park in Margate Readies for Summer 2020”

  1. Worst idea ever conceived. Why indeed can this person get a dredging permit, when it’s been held up for so long for other established businesses. No parking, no bathrooms. I’m sure Sprinkles limited restroom space would not accommodate the patrons of this place.

  2. Lack of bathrooms? Porta potties can not be the answer, nor can they be placed adjacent to a new walking path.

  3. Why so easy for her to get permit to dredge, when Ray Scott’s Dock and others have been trying for years?

  4. Do you really want porta-potties along Amherst Avenue? Not a pleasant site that’s for sure. God help the people who live across from this.

  5. Don’t put too much thought into it. This will be shut down within a year. It’s an accident waiting to happen.

    1. simple solution. Park your cars on Amherst from Thursday to Sunday night instead of your driveways all summer. Leave your driveways for your friends and family. If there is nowhere to park how many will Bother going there??

  6. Poor location for this. Parking, sanitation, traffic on narrow streets. Also bad for property owners across the street (I don’t live there). They should have put it at the marina site on the causeway, across the bay where those dilapidated homes were.

  7. What I see here is the start of a larger water amusement park being built on that waterfront.
    Our board is turning our beautiful little town into another Ocean City. DO NOT BRING YOUR CHILDREN
    TO THE WATER PLAY AREA OR THE GOLF COURSE…IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO FIGHT THIS.
    WE CANNOT SEEM TO GET RID OF THE CROOKED OFFICIALS WHO ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN!!!!

  8. Beyond a bad idea. Just follow the money and you will see that the owners made substantial payments to the corrupt 3 Amigos. Might as well change the name of Margate to Wildwood because that is what it’s turning into and the same clientele will follow.

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