Water Park on Its Way
UPDATE: Hawaiian Falls announced that the opening of the Pflugerville water park will be delayed until Monday, June 9. Gates will open to season pass holders at 11:30 am, followed by general admission at 12 pm. Each guest will also receive a certificate good for 50 percent off a day pass for a return trip, and the certificate will be good at all seven of the Texas parks through the summer season. The summer season at the Pflugerville park will also be extended past Labor Day.
A new summertime attraction will soon be available for residents North of Austin, and families will get a preview of what’s to come on Memorial Day Weekend.
Hawaiian Falls, a chain of water parks founded in Garland, Texas in 2003, is hard at work preparing its new water and adventure park in Pflugerville. During a community event on Thursday, Hawaiian Falls President David Busch told KXAN that the park will conduct a partial opening for Memorial Day, but the entire park will be complete by the time school is out on June 5.
Located near State Highway 130 and FM 685, the 25-acre park will boast the usual assortment of water slides and a floating river, along with the largest wave pool in Texas.
With its location in Pflugerville, Hawaiian Falls is looking to tap into a region with few water park options and plenty of hot summers to attract customers. Austinites may choose to take the drive north instead of going south to the original Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels. And with plans for a Schlitterbahn in Cedar Park still on hold, it appears that Hawaiian Falls will be the go-to option for quite some time.
Central Texas is still struggling through one of the state’s worst droughts, so Hawaiian Falls is intent on conserving as much water as possible. Busch told KXAN that the park is expected to use 10 million gallons of water a year, but 90 percent of it will be recycled.
The Pflugerville park be the largest water park in the Hawaiian Falls family, which includes seven parks in towns across Texas. The water park will be open each year from Memorial Day through the beginning of September. the adventure park section — an arcade, laser tag, obstacle course and zip line — will be open year-round.