The former vacated Hawaiian Falls water park in White Settlement is set to relaunch July 1, just in time for summer.
Splash Dayz, the newly named park located at 8905 Clifford St., has undergone a total transformation by the city of White Settlement.
“We have been working around the clock to make the park better than it’s ever been”, said City Manager Jim Ryan. “The park was in shambles when Hawaiian Falls left, but our city employees and staff mobilized to do six months of work in 60 days. We have truly moved mountains.”
Initially a joint venture between White Settlement and operator Hawaiian Falls, the agreement was terminated by the city after Hawaiian Falls fell behind on rent and owed more than $900,000. The city stepped in, renamed the park, and made the necessary repairs to ensure it would open for its residents.
The city plans to give free admission to all patrons (space limited) on opening day, July 1.
Z’s Café and Catering of Fort Worth has been hired to improve food quality and service in the four concession areas, and overall pricing on admission, food and beverage will be lower than in previous years.
Opening the park for residents and providing jobs to high school students were top priorities, according to Splash Dayz General Manager Shelly McCormick.
McCormick said the park’s full-service event center also is ready for weddings, parties and other community events.
“It’s going to save summer for a number of student workers and bring joy to tens of thousands of families,” said Carlo Capua, owner/operator of Z’s Café and Catering.
The water park will remain alcohol-free, but visitors can bring in outside food and drink (no prepared or fast food will be permitted) in one small cooler.
Park hours are 11 a.m.-8 p.m. until Aug. 21, when it will move to weekends-only through Labor Day.