OpenAire, leading providers of retractable roofs and sunlights, is eagerly awaiting the opening of waterpark Epic Waters in Grand Prairie, Texas.
The indoor park covers 62,000 square feet. It will be the largest indoor waterpark under a single custom curved retractable roof in the USA. It will allow for year-round operations.
OpenAire designed and installed 40 polycarbonate retractable roof panels for the project, 4 on the slide tower, 36 on the main roof. This allows the operator to open the panels, letting in the sun and fresh air. It can also automatically close at the first sign of rain or cold to maintain the ideal aquatic environment.
The roof was opened for the first time in October. This was at a media preview event by Grand Prairie Mayor Ron Jensen.
Epic Waters has yet to confirm an opening date to the public but it is expected to be very soon.
Epic Waters Waterpark
The park will feature 11 WhiteWater West slides including the first Boomerango and Constrictor combination waterslide. It will also include the tallest AquaLoop slide of its kind in the US and a two-person aqua sphere.
The Epic Waters Waterpark is part of the $88 million,120,000 square foot Epic Grand Central recreation centre development which helped the City of Grand Prairie earn the National Recreation and Parks Association’s (NRPA) prestigious 2017 Gold Medal Award for innovation of the community.
The “mega recreation centre,” will also include a fitness centre. It will also have a fully-accessible playground, a grand entertainment lawn for concerts and events and outdoor trails.
Over the last 25 years, OpenAire has worked on nearly 1000 projects worldwide including Jay Peak Resort and Kalahari Resorts.