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Aquaticum Debrecen Strand Waterpark is getting bigger

In addition to Aquaticum Debrecen Strand Waterpark, another beach will be renovated and a wide range of leisure facilities will be established.

Aquaticum Debrecen Strand Waterpark opened in 2020 and has already set a record of more than 161,000 visitors during the shortened season last year. It has recently reopened its doors to visitors with many improvements based on customer feedback. 

Among other things, the promenades have been widened, baby-mama rooms have been created, and stairwells have been covered, Mayor László Papp said. 

The area in front of the food trucks has been increased,10 new changing rooms have been installed, the playground and outdoor fitness park have been covered with sun sails, and two new charging stations for topping up visitor credits have been installed, said Lajos Fazekas, the managing director of Aquaticum Debrecen Kft.

A combined Waterpark and Adventure Bath ticket will also be introduced, and guests arriving with an online ticket will be able to enter through two mobile check-in desks at the entrances, he added. 

In addition, the Pallagi Road promenade in front of the Aquaticum Debrecen Strand Waterpark will also be further expanded. In the first phase of the Magic Forest development, a promenade was built on the side of the new Debrecen beach facing Pallagi Road. In the second phase, mood lighting and mist sprayers will be installed on the promenade up to St. Pope John Paul II Square (next to Mist Theater). 

The almost 20-year-old Aquaticum Mediterranean Adventure Bath next door will also be renewed and enriched with many new elements. The adventure bath will get three new pools and two new slides, Mayor László Papp said. As part of the investment, the legendary indoor swimming pool, originally built in 1932 according to the plans of József Borsos, will be renewed, and a Turkish bath will be built as well, he added. 

Several sports developments are also in the works, including the Tócóvölgyi Extreme Sports Park and a velodrome. The Tócóvölgyi Extreme Sports Park will be located next to the ice rink and will feature tracks for BMX, trial bikes, dirt jumping and skateboarding, as well as a roller skating rink. 

Meanwhile, Budapest Fejlesztési Központ Zrt. (BFK) has just announced an open public procurement tender for the preparatory works for the Debrecen velodrome, which will serve as a venue for a wide range of cycling events and as the new center for domestic youth education.

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