Sorry slip-and-slide fans, looks like you’ll have to wait until next summer to coast down Richland’s Lee Boulevard.
Organizers with Slide the City said they were postponing the Tri-Cities event as well as those in Seattle and Spokane to 2016 after they were unable to address concerns from health officials. The event had already been pushed from its initial July 25 date to an undetermined date in August.
“All three cities have been great to work with and I was disappointed when I realized the events had to be postponed,” said event director Rachel Thomas in a release.
Tickets to the event weren’t sold prior to last month’s delay. Organizers will continue to work to bring the events to the state next summer, they said.
The state had issues with Slide the City’s request to have a lane for group sliding, along with two lanes for individuals when they’d previously only mentioned having single sliders, spaced at 100-foot intervals. Officials also questioned the chlorine injection system for the slide, saying there wouldn’t be enough sanitizer in the water and how organizers would treat the water before it was released into the Columbia River after use.