The Splash Canyon Waterpark, currently under construction, will open Memorial Day weekend in 2012.
The 25 acre, $18 million Las Vegas project will employ more than 500 seasonal employees and be located near I-215. Phase I of the project includes: a large, surfable Wave Pool, a three-slide complex with multi-rider tube slides, a big slide complex with speed slides and a six-lane, head-first Mat Racer, a 1,000-foot-long Lazy River, a children’s water playground with toddler features, a four-story RainFortress playground, private cabanas, food outlets, a group picnic area accommodating up to 2, 000 people with catering facilities and staff-led activities, and other amenities. The Phase II design and engineering will expand Splash Canyon Waterpark to 40 acres.
Roger Bulloch, principal with SPB Partners, developer of Splash Canyon, said, “As third generation Las Vegas residents, my brother and business partner Scott and I have long recognized a hunger for wholesome family entertainment in our community. After two years of work, millions of dollars in design, engineering and legal costs, and a win-win partnership with Clark County and The Howard Hughes Corporation, we're delighted to bring the community a world-class family waterpark by Memorial Day weekend.”
Harvest Family Entertainment LLC will manage Splash Canyon and SPB Partners have also partnered with The Howard Hughes Corporation in regards to the location. There is an adjacent community park in development and a future aquatics center planned as part of the site’s overall plan.
The hours of the waterpark will be from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., daily, with extended hours for special events, concerts and private parties. It will be open through Labor Day weekend.