Roseland Water Park shut down for 2020: “Operating this summer is not feasible”

A few days after Roseland Water Park had to pause it’s reopening plan – officials say it won’t reopen at all this season.

Officials said operating this summer or fall was not feasible, so they opted to shut down entirely.

“We understand that we are all living in a difficult time and that tough decisions have to be made,” said Dan Fuller, Roseland’s general manager. “The communication that Roseland Waterpark has received from the State of New York is that the park will remain closed until the Governor rescinds the Executive Order pertaining to Amusement Parks and Waterparks. With limited guidance and uncertainty surrounding the date the Executive Order will be rescinded, Roseland Waterpark has decided that operating this summer is not feasible,” the park added in a post to Facebook.

He thanked staff who worked hard over the last several weeks to get the park ‘ready’ for reopening, despite falling short.

Officials say season passes will roll over to 2021.

Read Roseland’s full-statement below:

After careful consideration, with only a limited window of summer left, Roseland Waterpark has made the difficult decision to not operate for the 2020 season.

Roseland Waterpark had anticipated opening when the Finger Lakes Region entered Phase IV on Friday, June 26th. When it was announced that Amusement Parks and Waterparks would not be included in Phase IV, Roseland Waterpark had attempted to be creative and work within the existing guidelines issued by the State of New York by operating their registered pool facilities. In New York State public pools were given permission to open and operate on June 11th.

The communication that Roseland Waterpark has received from the State of New York is that the park will remain closed until the Governor rescinds the Executive Order pertaining to Amusement Parks and Waterparks. With limited guidance and uncertainty surrounding the date the Executive Order will be rescinded, Roseland Waterpark has decided that operating this summer is not feasible.

“We understand that we are all living in a difficult time and that tough decisions have to be made,” stated Roseland Waterpark General Manager Dan Fuller. “We respect the position of the State of New York and will continue to follow all guidelines. It will be sad to not be able to see all the smiling faces this summer. We can’t wait to have everyone back in the waves in 2021 for our 20th season of operation!”

Roseland Waterpark would like to thank their 2020 Season Passholders for their commitment to the park. Those who have purchased 2020 Roseland Waterpark Seasons Passes have the option to roll their Season Pass forward to the 2021 season or to request a full refund from the park. Passholders who are interested in a refund can contact our Guest Services Office at (585) 396-2000.

Roseland Waterpark would also like to extend a public thank you to their staff who have worked incredibly hard to prepare Roseland Waterpark to open and operate safely. Their hard work completing trainings, organizing staff, performing maintenance, and keeping our customers informed in this fast-changing environment has not gone unnoticed. Roseland Waterpark’s decision to not operate is partially out of respect for their staff so that they will have the opportunity to find other means of employment this summer.

Roseland Waterpark’s mission has always been to provide outdoor recreation opportunities where families and friends can safely create memories together. Roseland Waterpark looks forward to next summer and making the park’s 20th operating season a summer to remember!