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Warner Robins and Peach Countycould get together soon to collaborate on a water park off Interstate 75.
That's according to Warner Robins Mayor Chuck Shaheen.
There was a meeting scheduled Monday afternoon between officials from Warner Robins and Peach County to discuss economic development, but it was postponed.

Shaheen says they planned to discuss the proposed park off Vietnam Veterans Parkway, which runs parallel to Interstate 75 between Watson Boulevard and Russell Parkway.


Council members Mike Brashear and Mike Daley would only confirm that the meeting would be discussing development on the road.
One Peach County Commissioner did say discussing a water park was in the meeting plans, but that the project was in it's early stages.

Mayor Shaheen says bringing a water park wasn't at the top of their priority list in their council work sessions.
He says he's not against bringing a water park to the city, but doesn't understand why council wants to bring in a developer from out of town.

"We have a local developer, two developers in town Johnny G's and Rigby's want to build a water park. I don't think the city needs to get in the water park business. Now if a developer wants to come in and there's free enterprise and he wants to pursue a water park then he can pursue the water park, but the city doesn't need to be involved in competing with local business owners that are going to provide a fun service for the city."

A few years ago council voted to use a portion of the city's hotel motel tax to fund a welcome center on Vietnam Veterans Parkway. The exact location of the center hasn't been decided.
That could be something officials discuss in their next meeting, which is scheduled Wednesday.