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WhiteWater Attractions Contribute to Epic Feel of New Indoor Waterpark


After years of research, planning, development, testing, and training, Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark in Grand Prairie, TX will officially open its doors to the public on January 12, 2018.

Epic Waters, professionally managed by American Resort Management of Erie, PA, will feature nine attractions, including three “first of their kind” slides in the United States, as well as an arcade, food and beverage outlets, a full-service bar, and more.

“We are ecstatic to finally be able to open Epic Waters up to the public. So much has gone into this building. It’s been an incredible journey, and we know that this is only the beginning,” said Richard Coleman, Vice President of Development and Operations for the management company.

He continued, “We’ve taken every step to ensure that Epic Waters lives up to its name in every way, and we can’t wait to share that with the community, rain or shine, year-round.”


WhiteWater plays a key role in this ground-breaking project for the city of Grand Prairie. “We cannot say enough about the line-up of vendors behind this development, it has been a true collaboration between all of us and the city to create a dream park we hope Grand Prairie can be proud of for decades to come,” said Steve Brinkel, WhiteWater’s President of Parks and Recreation Division.

WhiteWater’s contribution to the waterpark is a carefully chosen assortment of waterslides and attractions, designed to not just excite and entertain but to appeal to a wide group of guests. WhiteWater’s range of products in Epic Waters provides opportunities for families to really connect by having fun together, across generations, and will delight toddlers, teenagers, and parents alike. “When we design a park, we look at what would make a comprehensive ride mix based on how people play. It’s more than just products, it’s about creating an overall solution that is right for the community and how they will use it,” continued Brinkel.

The waterpark’s opening comes in time to celebrate Martin Luther King weekend, so families will have a full extra day to splash, play, and take on the thrilling rides and slides.

Epic Waters, in tandem with The Epic, a state-of-the-art lifestyle and recreation center set to open later in 2018, helped the Grand Prairie Parks, Arts, and Recreation department win the 2017 National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Gold Medal award. The award “honors communities throughout the United States that demonstrate excellence in long-range planning, resource management, and innovative approaches to delivering superb park and recreation services with fiscally sound business practices.” The development was made possible when in 2014, taxpayers of Grand Prairie, Texas approved an additional sales tax that helped fund what officials from the city are billing “a cruise ship on land.”

PHOTOS courtesy American Resort Management


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Joe Kleiman
Joe Kleiman
Raised in San Diego on theme parks, zoos, and IMAX films, InPark's Senior Correspondent Joe Kleiman would expand his childhood loves into two decades as a projectionist and theater director within the giant screen industry. In addition to his work in commercial and museum operations, Joe has volunteered his time to animal husbandry at leading facilities in California and Texas and has played a leading management role for a number of performing arts companies. Joe previously served as News Editor and has remained a contributing author to InPark Magazine since 2011. HIs writing has also appeared in Sound & Communications, LF Examiner, Jim Hill Media, The Planetarian, Behind the Thrills, and MiceChat His blog, takes an unconventional look at the attractions industry. Follow on twitter @ThemesRenewed Joe lives in Sacramento, California with his wife, dog, and a ghost.

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