Wake Nation expanding

Posted by Trina Edwards - email

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Wake Nation in Fairfield is expanding for the 2010 season.

Ohio's only cable wake park opened last year. This year, they are adding a second body of water, called The Practice Pond, that features an "easy start" cable system especially for kids ages 5 and up, and wakeboarding beginners.

The half-acre pond will be located adjacent to Wake Nation's 10-acre main lake where riders can wakeboard, water ski, kneebaord and wakeskate without a boat. On the park's main lake, riders are pulled at speeds of 18 to 20 miles per hour by a circulating cable system that runs 35 feet about the water.

The new Practice Pond is designed to give children and beginners a place to learn to ride a wakeboard at a slower speed than on the main lake. It will have a starting dock on each end of the pond. Riders will be pulled across the Practice Pond for approximately 250 feet and will receive coaching from Wake Nation instructors.

The pond will be ready in time for Wake Nations 2010 season, beginning May 1.