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Sun Valley Beach Closed for Summer

With a non-working number and no website to be found, the reason for the closure and whether there will be a re-opening were unclear Monday.

Kids won’t be splashing at Sun Valley Beach this summer.

The water park nestled in the southwest corner of Cobb County on Holloman Road has a giant sign on the entrance gate saying: “Sun Valley Beach will be closed summer 2012”.

The park’s business license renewal was due Jan. 1, but hasn’t been fulfilled yet.

With a non-working number and no website to be found, the reason for the closure and whether there will be a re-opening were unclear Monday.

Feel free to add any additional details you have in the comments below. You can also share your favorite Sun Valley memories.

And if you’re feeling completely lonesome for the splish-splash, you can check out from last summer that features the park.

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GA2007 June 21, 2012 at 07:15 PM
I hope that idb97 is correct with the info that has been posted. Our family gets season passes and spends ever weekend there. I am always taken my son along with a neighborhood friend. We were very disappointed to see the closure. I hope to see it open next year. My youngest son had planned to get into the junior lifeguard program so that he could get a job when old enough as a lifeguard out there.
Aspee Nat June 24, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Taxed more?! Please, this is GA business pay less taxes then employees but the businesses whine about them more then a 2 year old. When did business become such wusses that all they can do is bitch like a spoiled rich girl.
J Shattles June 25, 2012 at 04:25 PM
The owners did go through a divorce but I don't know that that had much to do with their closing. Their main problem was they simply did not know how to manage people or money or how to treat paying customers (when I say they - I mean "she"). They were constantly avoiding creditors and because of that they couldn't borrow money any longer to run the park. I doubt we will see Sun Valley come back unless it goes to a responsible person that knows how to run a business... Can you say "Murray"????
Shirley Brassell June 26, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Reply to Shattles:I can not agree with you more! My family had SVB passes for over 15 yrs when Murray ran it and it was an excellent place! My children grew up there however this group of people who were in management of iSun Valley had no people skills at all! They would not return calls and would run and hide from you and tell the little teenagers there to LIE to you that they were not there ! I can only say that Murray was a gentleman and kept the place spotless and very clean he was constantly walking around greeting folks and painting, cutting the grass or working with flowers or just making sure all the teens were taken care of that worked for him! I don't think it will ever be the same it is so run down now!! It just made me sick when I seen it! And I asked for my season pass money back within 24 hrs but NEVER recieved a cent because they would not talk to me! So as the saying goes --- YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW,!!!!
THE BENSONS June 26, 2012 at 04:18 AM
HAVE BEEN GOING TO SUN VALLEY BEACH SINCE MY SON WAS 6 YEARS OLD. HE IS NOW 44. BOTH MY GRANDAUGHTERS LEARNED TO SWIM THERE AND I WAS HOPING TO TAKE MY GREAT GRANDAUGHTER THERE. HOPE SOMEONE BOUGHT IT THAT CAN RESTORE IT SO I CAN SPEND MANY MORE YEARS THERE WITH MY FAMILY.
Chasity Robinson July 11, 2012 at 04:29 PM
This breaks my heart I grew up going every summer I am 33.. I was like 6 when I first went my mom took me every weekend it is just about the only good memory I have of my mom.. I was really looking forward to taking my kids but it's closed :( I hope it opens back up soon... My prayers are with the owners....
samia August 04, 2012 at 07:08 PM
so is it ever going to re-open?
Elizabeth Brown August 06, 2012 at 12:55 PM
This makes me sad as I have good memories of growing up and going there in the '70s. Most memorable of all was kissing Ken Rodriguez (then he was Kenny) when I was 14 and he was 15 - we were in the water across from the beach and under the trees. 36 years later it still makes me smile.
sgraf November 30, 2012 at 12:05 PM
Omg are you people serious that place was SO NASTY I will never go back. When someone asked me about this place closing I had to look it up and I say about time. I couldnt believe how expensive it was to. Ridiculous for that price I might as well go to white water.
@absmith1963 January 21, 2013 at 12:23 AM
What do you expect when Ann no longer cared about the customers and her partner Brett or whatever is name is swindle the youngsters who worked for them out of their pay with bogus threats. Ann and Brett you deserve what you got and shame on you for witholding money from those young kids that worked so hard every summer. Did you think for one moment that what you did to those kids wouldn't come back to haunt you? You both are disgusting and classless morons who are not fit to run out of a paper bag let alone run a business.
Peggie R. Fowler January 25, 2013 at 10:08 PM
I truly hope SV reopens in 2013. My granddaughter had a marvelous time there during the summer of 2011. She's still at an age that many more years at SV could be treasured memories. I saw some neglect in upkeep, but feel there is hope. As for descrimination accusations, I NEVER witnessed anything like that. PRF
David May 06, 2013 at 03:02 PM
I also have been going there since the 70's and I am 44 as well. It used to be clean safe and white. With the demographic shift from majority white customers to foreigners due to the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta my old home town is dead and gone. Another twenty years and there will probably not be any white people anymore. Last of the Caucasians...
Maggie May 06, 2013 at 10:13 PM
I loved SVB it sucks to here about the bad management and how lazy people are. People like that do not need jobs. People like that always screw us an take away something good and ugh so irritating that the good people have to suffer because the idiotic,lazy no good for nothing selfish people!!!!.
lizzy jakson May 23, 2013 at 06:39 PM
Are they gonnna open Sun Valley Beach again?
Derek Rowe May 31, 2013 at 04:39 PM
SVB FOREVER
joe June 03, 2013 at 11:45 PM
sad to say...its not what it use to be..hardly no white people go there anymore..its been over run with Mexicans...and it had not been took care of, like it was in the 70s 80sand 90s..its like we are losing everything we enjoyed, as people who grew up here
Slick Hickman June 08, 2013 at 12:03 PM
Lots of work going on down there this week. Even changed the sign to 2013
Slick Hickman June 08, 2013 at 12:21 PM
SAW THIS AD ON THE INTERNET - (Think I'm gonna buy it & have the biggest pool in the neighborhood - ha) Sun Valley Beach FOR SALE $575,000. Buy it now, before they cut the grass. it's a deal. Selling for less than land value. Appraised for 3.3 million in 2009 The Park was foreclosed last year and has been closed during the 2012 season. 33.78 Acres located in West Cobb County. Has been opened as an amusment center & water park since 1964. Zoning is mostly commercial with some R-15. All utilities including sewer on site along with over 20 buildings, 1.5 acre pool, including 2,100 sq. ft. office, several pavillons up to 5,300 & 4,200 sq. ft., baseball fields, putt putt golf or go-cart tract, etc.Utilities are being turned back on. Build your church here, summercamp, childcare, event facility, subdivision, your own private compound? Will even subdivide into two tracts. 20 acres & most of the park for $410,000 and 14 acres to the north with 5,300 sq ft pavillon for $170,000.
sara June 10, 2013 at 07:41 PM
I went to this place a few times when we moved to Atl in 2007 and loved it but thought it was kinda pricey. It needs to be very low cost or free, similar to state parks that charge to get in.
Jason Whitaker June 10, 2013 at 10:24 PM
The owners there were terrible (Ann and Brett or Brent whatever his name is). I have a friend whose kid worked there and they said it was downright AWFUL. These kids were being paid less than minimum wage to watch hundreds of people swim at a time. I know plenty of lifeguards who made double what these kids made and didn't nearly do half as much work as they did. It would be nice to have the park re-opened under new management and ownership. I vividly remember how rude and unfriendly the owners were. These people were so cut throat that they would not allow employees to leave the property on their lunch break and even had a few KIDS arrested and prosecuted for getting free refills. INSANE. What goes around comes around.
longtime resident June 11, 2013 at 02:45 PM
on a family/supper day they were playing blasting rap music, with obnoxious lyrics and the F word. when I complained, the guy said they were playing what the kids wanted. I said "there are FAMILIES here, at a FAMILY place. Why would you play this filth?" He said he hadn't noticed the lyrics and continued the same song types. We left and never returned.
CobbResident June 16, 2013 at 12:09 AM
Save Sun Valley Beach! There's actually a campaign on Indiegogo.com http://igg.me/at/SunValley/x/3617480 where there's a team of people trying to save this once gorgeous park! I think it's wonderful what they're trying to do, Go check it out and help if you can to bring this park back to life!
Chris Wizner June 16, 2013 at 01:11 AM
Just an update. From information I have been able to obtain it will be difficult to reopen Sun Valley as it was before. The Zoning and Pool Regulations had changed since it was opened in the 1970's, so it was operating under a grandfather clause. It lost this status after being closed for 12 months. So to reopen it would require rezoning and it is unsure if the health department would allow a sand bottom/ hybrid pool at this time. I would love to see it reopen, but it will be difficult and costly.
Slick Hickman June 16, 2013 at 01:35 AM
I would hate to be the Politician that decided it couldn't reopen just because it didn't open last year. There must be dozens of businesses that had to temporarily close during the recession and will reopen. Anyway, there's always the "City of Powder Springs" I think it is in the county now, but may could be annexed to the city?
Slick Hickman June 17, 2013 at 11:34 PM
Is it possible?? https://www.facebook.com/SaveSunValley?fref=ts Alright everyone, we need some help. To kick our Indiegogo campaign in the rear to get it going we need some contributions. So if you can spare $10 or $20 bucks please contribute it to the campaign. With the interaction we are getting to the campaign site, and if some donations start coming in we can get featured on their main page, and in emails. So if you can please help us get this thing going?
electric123 July 16, 2013 at 12:56 AM
Wasn't SVB involved in a health issue last year the year before?
electric123 July 16, 2013 at 12:56 AM
Or the year before?
Zachary Panse August 29, 2013 at 02:18 PM
A kid drowned in wading pool that's why it closed.
electric123 August 29, 2013 at 05:49 PM
Oh I see, Well it is way out of date with current water parks.
electric123 September 12, 2013 at 11:03 PM
Good riddance!

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