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Cannonball Cove, Coney Island's newest attraction, opens Saturday

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Posted at 10:57 AM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 10:57:44-04

CINCINNATI — Tri-State children with the Dragonfly Foundation, or Dragonflies, will be among the first to jump into Coney Island’s newest attraction.

Cannonball Cove rendering
Rendering of Cannonball Cove (provided)

After a slight delay, Cannonball Cove official opens at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The new dive pool area includes two 1-meter diving boards and one 3-meter diving board with a 12-feet-9-inch dive depth, allowing kids and parents to jump, dive and cannonball all summer long. 

The opening was delayed about one week so the concrete could fully cure. Coney Island opened with a preview event on May 24.

Cannonball Cove is located by the west entrance of Sunlite Water Adventure, according to Coney Island officials.

Summer-long fundraiser

Coney Island will “Cannonball for Charity” all summer long in support of The Dragonfly Foundation. Guests and Greater Cincinnati residents are encouraged to purchase a $5 “cannonball” for a chance to win one of three prizes.

Later this summer, a local celebrity will plunge into the pool filled with the purchased cannonballs and randomly select the three winners.

Buy a cannonball by texting CANNONBALLS to 91999 or by visiting Dragonfly.org/Cannonballs.