Hawaiian Falls Water Park
PFLUGERVILLE -- Pflugerville is one step closer to bringing a water park to town.
Planning and zoning commissioners just passed a measure to move forward with the $21.5 million project. The Hawaiian Falls Water and Adventure Park is planned for a 25-acre lot at the intersection of FM 685 and SH 130.
Developers say that's enough space for the park, parking lots and future expansion.
City leaders say they expect more than 3,000 guests and some $6.2 million in sales for the first year. They believe that over the next 30 years, the economic impact will be about $700 million.
"We exceeded 51,000 people in the last census update. So we're trying to do something consistent with a community of that size while delivering a quality of life to our citizens and retain the citizens and attract new ones," said Assistant City Manager Trey Fletcher.
One thing some say may cause headaches on that busy section of road is traffic. Fletcher estimates that cars will make about 1,000 trips a day when the park is up and running. However road work to improve flow is already underway.
The next step in the process is a public hearing to gain input on a special district to build the park within the existing zoning district.
That meeting will be held on Oct. 29. If all goes accordingly the park should be up and running by the spring of 2014.