Economic Development
10:12 am
Tue October 2, 2012

Greenville Chamber Supports Waterpark

Chamber President and CEO Sally Bird said Monday their office is constantly in search of ways to enhance the quality of life in the community.

“When people can speak favorably about that quality of life, it attracts both new residents and new businesses, and at least equally important, provides reasons for current residents and businesses to choose to stay here,” the statement read. “The Hawaiian Falls project is an excellent example of what makes people want to be here.”

The park would sit on roughly 14 acres of the proposed Greenville Towne Center's 60-acre multi-use development, located adjacent to the Home Depot along Interstate 30. The complex will include all of its rides open during the summer months and its Adventure Park, including zip lines and ropes course open year round.

Park officials presented plans before the public during a town hall meeting last month.

The City of Greenville would be responsible for issuing approximately $11 million in bonds to pay for the construction of the park, with the city receiving a percentage of the park's revenues under a long-term lease. Should the council call for an election seeking voter approval for the issuance of the bonds, the earliest they could do so is May 2013. That would allow the park to be constructed by 2014.