Cloward H2O, an expert in aquatic design, is looking back at one of its successful projects from the past, Geyer Falls Water Theme Park at the Pearl River Resort in Choctaw, Mississippi.
Planning for this project began in 2001 and it was completed in 2003, with Cloward H2O providing full engineering design services for the park including site civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering as well as engineering for all water features.
A team of experts
Geyser Falls Water Theme Park is based on a Choctaw Indian legend of a magical land, filled with gushing geysers and roaring waterfalls. At the park, guests can enjoy a wave pool and a lazy river, alongside waterfalls and 12 slides. There is also a four-storey water play factory and a tot’s water play area with over 350 custom jets.
The attraction is also home to Backsplash!, a WhiteWater Boomerango which was the first slide of its kind in the country at the time, alongside the bubbling pools, steaming vents and erupting geysers of Geyser Flats.
A team of now-retired industry experts worked on the project, headed by Michael Lee of Michael Lee Design, and including Pat Scanlon of PRS Associates, Greg Cloward of Cloward H2O and Herb Ramsaier, the park’s landscape architect. The general contractor was Western Water Features. Greg Cloward and his team provided site electrical and mechanical engineering as well as full site civil engineering.
The attractions chosen were all cutting-edge, including another WhiteWater ride, Cyclone, and the Roundabout River, a 1,200 foot-long continuous river. There is also a wave pool called Thunder Lake, complete with sound effects and a geyser that shoots 60-feet in the air before every wave cycle.
Meanwhile, Pipe’s Peak features three double tube slides and Mt. Everwet boasts three speed slides. For children, there is also a WhiteWater Rainforest aqua play structure, the Leaky Creaky Water Factory, and Lil’ Squirt’s Hollow, a zero-depth play area designed by Michael Lee and Cloward H2O, complete with a padded floor, small slides and fun water features.
18 years on, Cloward H2O is proud that this unique destination still operates in pristine condition.
The Cloward H2O team will be present at the Hot Springs Connection conference, which takes place at Quinn’s Hot Springs Resort in Paradise, Montana from 17 – 20 May 2021.