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Posts tagged ‘Splash Lagoon’
Posted: May 2nd, 2013

The General Electric Co., which recently asked Erie’s General Electric Federal Credit Union to change its name, isn’t the only company that’s protective of its name.

In Clarksburg, W.Va., the board of park commissioners found out recently the Scott Enterprises, owner of Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park in Summit Township, thought one Splash Lagoon was enough.

According to a report in the Exponent Telegram in West Virginia, park commissioners in Clarksburg agreed recently to change the name of its aquatic center after receiving a letter from Splash Lagoon.

Clarksburg’s Splash Lagoon, described as a family aquatic center, will now be known as City Parks of Clarksburg Splash Zone.

“We didn’t think there would be an issue, since it’s so far away and they’re two different facilities,” said John Cooper, park superintendent in Clarksburg. “Theirs is a huge indoor water park, and ours is an outdoor mini water park. But they took exception, so we complied with their request.”

There’s nothing unusual about Splash Lagoon’s interest in protecting its name.

It’s considered standard practice in corporate America for companies to fend off challenges to their identity.

Channellock Inc. in Meadville, one of he world’s largest makers of pliers, goes a step further. Companies that make blue-handled pliers are routinely warned if their blue is too close to Channellock’s blue.

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Posted: January 17th, 2011

Splash Lagoon Indoor water Park Resort has been named one of the nation’s top 10 indoor water parks by Budget Travel Today.
The publication, which appears both in print and on the Internet, ranked the Summit Township facility No. 2 on its list, second only to Wilderness Territory Water Park Resort in Wisconsin.
The publication, which included a photo of Splash Lagoon with the Jan. 6 article, dubbed the top water parks “winter sanity savers.”
The entry on Splash Lagoon, which opened in 2003 and attracts about 400,000 visitors a year, highlights Splash Lagoon’s Shark Attack and the Black Hole as two of its top slides.
Nick Scott Sr., president of Scott Enterprises Inc., which owns the water park, said, “Splash Lagoon has brought national attention to Erie, and we could not be more proud of our accomplishments.”

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Posted: May 14th, 2010

About 150 front-line tourism employees, including front desk workers and restaurant servers, will be guests for the 2010 Tourism Kick-Off being held Sunday at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park & Resort.
The event is being hosted by VisitErie, Erie County’s tourist promotion agency, in cooperation with Scott Enterprises, which owns Splash Lagoon.
The event is billed as an educational and entertaining way for tourism employees who meet regularly with the public to learn more about local attractions.
Representatives of several of those attractions will be on hand to exhibit and inform attendees on their upcoming events and activities.
The celebration, being held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. includes free admission and food.
– Jim Martin

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