Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark in Grand Prairie has been selected for a Leading Edge Award from the World Waterpark Association, an international, Kansas-based trade association for waterparks, aquatic venues and spray parks.
The award recognizes “creativity in the development of new themes, facilities, programs, services or operational concepts in the water attractions industry,” the city said in a news release.
Richard Coleman, principal of American Resort Management, the park’s operator, said that Epic Waters was singled out for recognition on the basis of the park’s innovation, such as the design and construction of three industry-first slides (the LassoLoop, the YellowJacket Drop, and the Aquanaut), the park’s year-round summer-like temperatures and curved, 40-panel retractable roof that allows for year-round operations, and the overall design of the park, which is both aesthetically pleasing and thrilling for guests of all ages.
“We consider Epic Waters to be a legacy project, as does the City of Grand Prairie, the park’s owner,” said Coleman. “Our goal from day one was to design a world-class, standout waterpark ¬ – something that would not only delight our guests, but that would also set a noteworthy example of creativity and innovation for the industry. Recognition like the Leading Edge Award confirms we achieved exactly what we set out to accomplish and what guests have been saying since the park opened.”
Situated west of Highway 161 between Arkansas Lane and Warrior Trail near the southwest Dallas County-Tarrant County border, Epic Waters is an 80,000-square foot, resort-styled, indoor-outdoor waterpark that offers year-round operations delivered courtesy of an enormous retractable roof and a climate-controlled wintertime interior.
The facility is the largest indoor waterpark under a single retractable roof in North America, the city said. Since opening in January of 2018, the park has attracted guests from around Texas and around the world.
Epic Waters is a headline destination in an area known as EpicCentral Grand Prairie, a 172-acre recreation and entertainment development that is owned by the City of Grand Prairie.
– FWBP Staff