Lazy River named after the Sisters of Mercy

LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - The winter season might be around the corner, but this weekend will be the perfect temperature to make a splash at a local water park with a new name.

The Lazy River will now be known as the Sisters of Mercy Water Park.
The aquatic center includes a number of water features that officials say are unique to this park.

With an emphasis on health, it's the perfect place for families to gather and enjoy a dip in the pool.

As for its new name, the sisters say they gladly accepted the honor.
The Sisters of Mercy and Mercy were the first healthy entity that came to south Laredo back in 1993.

Sister Rosemary Welsh says the sisters they feel like they are getting back to their roots by having this waterpark named after them.

Tuesday's dedication included kids, families and businesses who came out to take part in the festivities.