An artist's rendering shows waterslides and a water playground that are part of the the Emerald Glen Recreation and Aquatic Complex. (City of Dublin)
CITY OF DUBLIN An artist's rendering shows waterslides and a water playground that are part of the the Emerald Glen Recreation and Aquatic Complex. (City of Dublin)

A long-awaited waterpark project is scheduled to break ground next month in Dublin, Calif.

Themed after the Santa Cruz boardwalk, the $33.1 million entertainment complex will feature six water slides, three pools, a water playground and a 2,000-seat outdoor performing arts center, according to the Contra Costa Times.

Excitement is building for the the 32,000-square-foot facility that is expected to be completed by 2017.

"This is probably the biggest, the most comprehensive, most complex project the city has ever undertaken since its inception," Dublin Councilman Kevin Hart told the news agency.

The Dublin City Council unanimously approved the project that had previously been postponed due to the economic downturn.