Marva Reid treats local children to a day at the water park

Last week Marva Reid made it possible for 20 local children to enjoy a day at Winston Waterworks Aquatic Park.

Marva Reid treats local children to a day at the water park
August 04
14:28 2021

For more than 15 years Marva Reid, longtime president of the East Northeast Neighborhood Association, pushed for a swimming pool to be built in the East Winston Community and her continued push played a major role in the construction of Winston Waterworks Aquatic Park in 2018, so much so, that there’s a marker honoring Reid inside the water park. Reid said she continued the push for a swimming pool for so long because she wanted to introduce youth in the community to water and to swimming, and last week she made it possible for 20 kids to enjoy a day at the water park free of charge. 

Reid said she fell in love with swimming at a young age and she wanted the kids from her neighborhood to have the same opportunity.

“When I was growing up there were pools throughout this community, but they were closed. That’s why we fought so hard and now that it’s here, we want to make sure children from this community have a chance to enjoy the park and get familiar with the water and water safety,” Reid said. 

In addition to the pool, children also got to enjoy the spray ground and waterslides. The water park also has a lazy river and a concession stand. 

Winston Waterworks Park is located off New Walkertown Road at the corner of Waterworks and Winston Lake Roads. For information and hours of operation visit

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