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Topic: Bring back the bowls Sportsplex


8/8/2018 8:34:38 PM
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Sep 2009
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Bring back the bowls Sportsplex

When I was a kid the sportsplex had these giant bowls that floated and you could sit in them! Anyone remember? They were fun, wish they still had them for my kids to play in. Probably a liability issue these days. Liability ruins everything.


8/8/2018 9:24:50 PM
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Jul 2015
Total posts:257

There isn’t really a lot there to attract people anymore! Even the floaty thing is gone


8/8/2018 10:23:04 PM
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Jul 2011
Total posts:84
how long ago?

I went there all the time in the mid 80s to early 90s and they never had bowls


8/9/2018 8:18:04 AM
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Sep 2009
Total posts:162
No bowls?

Really? I went there in the late 80' and early 90's and they had lots of bowls! I will see if I can find one online to show you.


8/9/2018 9:13:30 AM
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Jul 2011
Total posts:173

They were definitely there at that time, and they were a lot of fun. Absolutely a liability issue these days though, haha.


8/9/2018 9:21:51 AM
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May 2009
Total posts:526

Flip em upside down and swim under the dome was great. I am guessing that there were some issues for sure as I haven't  
seem them in over 20 years, around here anyway,


8/9/2018 9:23:42 AM
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Sep 2009
Total posts:162
Can't find any

I can't even find a picture of one online. Oh well.


8/9/2018 10:27:20 AM
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May 2009
Total posts:644
Like this?

Is this anything like what used to be at the Sportsplex?  
Did a quick Google search and this is all I could find.  
Edited by Grandmama, 2018-08-09 10:28:16


8/9/2018 1:25:56 PM
Member since:
Apr 2012
Total posts:39
Death Traps!

The one's I remember were large plastic "tubs" shaped like bowls, could fit you and a friend. We used to spin each other around in them!  
Lots of fun, until you become trapped underneath!!  
I remember almost drowning under one of these! It flipped upside down and sunk to the bottom. I was trapped when it became suctioned to the bottom! If I had been smaller/younger, (I was probably 8 - 10 years old) there's no way I would have known to or been able to pry my fingers underneath the rim and lift it off of myself! Never used them again after that!!!  
I have since heard horror stories from lifeguards about how much of a hassle they were. Glad they are gone! And its interesting, you can't find even a picture of them on the internet now!!

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