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Splash mountain, Davie

Splash mountain, Davie

When Kurt Jackson scouted locations to bring his 1,000-foot water slide to Broward County, crucial to his search was finding terrain with a steep hill. A hill? In South Florida? "Yes, I'm aware Vista View Park is a former landfill," says Jackson, referring to the county park in Davie he picked to host this weekend's block party Slide the City Fort Lauderdale. Organizers will slap down a water slide the length of three football fields along the rolling "hills" of Vista View Park for an afternoon Jackson describes as a "street party that happens to feature a giant Slip 'N Slide." "When you set up a 1,000-foot water slide in...

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