Crenshaw Springs water park in White Hall will remain closed despite Governor Asa Hutchinson saying water parks can open on May 22.

Mayor Noel Foster told that he doesn’t feel it is safe to open at this time.

“I just don’t feel it is safe to open at this time,” said Foster. “If someone comes through the gate and has the virus then gets any of our workers sick, we wouldn’t want that. You have to ask yourself if the risk is worth the reward, and right now it isn’t worth the risk.”

The original announcement regarding the decision to keep the park closed was announced inn a message posted to the water park Facebook page:

Crenshaw Springs works diligently to provide the safest and most enjoyable experience for our guests. Please rest assured, the health and safety of our citizens, employees, and guests is our number one priority.

There are many factors to consider when determining when to open the water park. The utmost concern is the risk of exposure of COVID-19 to our guests and employees. In addition, there are logistical and financial responsibilities to consider as well.

We are examining all possible scenarios daily. Please trust that we want the water park to open as much as you do. However, it appears that the public health and financial risks outweigh the benefits of opening. We will continue to monitor this ongoing public health crisis in hopes that opening of the park may occur some time in June.

Please continue to follow our social media for the latest updates. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call the community center at 870-247-6964, or White Hall City Hall at 870-247-2399.