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Meeting scheduled to discuss Sky Spiral removal

Posted by University News Service

May 4, 2012

Texas State University will hold a public meeting Monday, May 7, to discuss plans to remove the Sky Spiral and Sky Tram, former theme park attractions at the Aquarena Center on the university campus.

The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. in the conference room at the Texas Rivers Center on the Aquarena property. Topics for discussion will include the process to remove the Sky Spiral tower and the tram from the hillside west of Spring Lake, as well as the timeline for the project.

Removal of the tower and tram is part of the Spring Lake Aquatic Restoration Project. Texas State, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, has contracted with the Bristol Corporation to remove the structures.

The Aquarena Sky Spiral was purchased by the then-owners of the Aquarena Springs theme park from Lion Country Safari of Atlanta in 1978. It was transported to San Marcos and erected at Aquarena and opened to the public as an observation tower in 1979. It was taken out of service in 1996. The university purchased the former theme park in 1994 and has converted it to an education and research center.

For further information, contact Andrew Sansom, Texas Rivers Center director, at (512) 245-9201 or