City Moves Forward With Purchase of Evans Plunge
The city of Hot Springs is moving forward and officially buying the tourist attraction, Evans Plunge.
In a unanimous vote at a special city council meeting Monday, Hot Springs city officials accepted the selling price of a little under $1.5 million to buy the indoor water park.
The city's decision follows the March 26th city wide vote that came down to the difference of just 11 votes in favor of the city buying and renovating the warm mineral water park.
Evans Plunge generates an estimated $830,000 a year with over $600,000 of expenses.
City officials say buying the attraction would allow local control and give the city the ability to keep it open to the public year round,ultimately helping boost the local economy.
The city wants to finalize the purchase and make the necessary upgrades, like the roof-- before deciding the management of Evans Plunge.