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Mon August 27, 2012
Waterpark for Greenville?
GREENVILLE - The proposed entertainment venue could be constructed in the city's Towne Center development along Interstate 30.
City leaders plan to address how to bring Hawaiian Falls Waterparks to town during a public forum set for September 20. The company has local operations in The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke and Waco, as an extension of each city’s Parks and Recreation Department. The Greenville Economic Development has brought the idea to the city council for consideration.
The park would sit on roughly 14 acres of the Center's 60-acre multi-use development, located adjacent to the Home Depot. 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.
Here's an advertisement from the Garland park:
According to the City of Greenville, Hawaiian Falls water parks cost between $12 and $14 million to construct. Most cities have financed these parks with municipal bonds or city general funds with some financial contribution by Hawaiian Falls. The parks provide up to 200 part-time jobs per season.
The Greenville Towne Center is under the direction of III:I Emergency Market Partners, LLC out of Dallas.
The Town Hall Meeting will take place on Thursday, September 20 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Fletcher Warren Civic Center. Exhibits will be open for reviewing before and during the meeting.