An aquatic play unit with new, patent-pending technology is making a splash this summer at Brighton Oasis family aquatic park in Brighton, Colorado. This is the first aquatic play unit designed and installed by SplashTacular.
The new play unit at Brighton Oasis offers 23 different features and is ADA-compliant. The 3-level structure includes two waterslides and a new, patent pending feature from SplashTacular called the SplashDome™. The 25-ft.-wide dome at the top fills with water every 5 minutes to deliver a 30-second "dome of water" to the children below.
"All of the water features are totally interchangeable and customizable, and can even be changed from year to year to provide a fresh experience for customers, " said Robb Strall, Director of New Ride Development and Special Projects for SplashTacular. He added that the company now offers 185 colors to choose from, as well as specific themes-such as "safari" or "day at the beach."
In addition, SplashTacular added a unique safety feature to the Brighton aquatic play unit: the guard rail system uses completely transparent acrylic panels. This provides a 100% view of the kids for both parents and lifeguards.
"No matter where your child is standing in the play unit, you can see them, " said Strall.
Children play and explore the newly installed play unit in Brighton.
SplashTacular founded its Aquatic Play Unit division in August 2010. It is headed by Strall, who is in charge of developing new rides, from idea to installation-including concept engineering, special effects design, intellectual property innovation, and product fabrication. He said that installing Play Units like the one at Brighton Oasis helps to attract families with younger children to a facility.
"We really wanted something that would serve younger children, " Strall said. "While SplashTacular has designed and manufactured larger waterslides for years, most are made for kids over forty-eight inches tall."
For Brighton Oasis, the play unit helps attract a younger audience to the new park, which opened its doors for the first time in June 2011. The new $5.9 million municipal park also features two large waterslides and a lazy river. This is their first new outdoor water facility since the town pool was originally built in 1958.
"The SplashTacular play unit has lots of features on it that the kids love, " said Gary Wardle, Director of Parks & Recreation for Brighton, Colorado. "They enjoy the uniqueness and surprise of the whole unit, especially the water splashing down on them."
The town requested a fast turnaround on the play unit. After breaking ground on the park in February 2011, the unit was designed and installed in time for a June 11 opening-leaving only three months for installation and testing.
SplashTacular has already begun work on their next aquatic play unit, for the Kennewick, Washington Tri-City Court Club. The structure will offer two waterslides and 17 separate water features, including the SplashDome. It is scheduled to open in summer 2011.
Learn more about SplashTacular’s Aquatic Play Units at
www.SplashTacular.com or call 800.844.5334 to visit with our team!