Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park officials on Wednesday announced they will add a water entertainment addition to the park’s attractions by Summer 2013. The five-acre waterpark expansion will take place on the West side of the park near the world-famous wooden Cannon Ball Roller Coaster. Construction will begin in January and be complete next summer.
“We have looked for the right opportunity to expand Lake Winnie and give our guests even more reasons to come back and more ways to have fun,” said Talley Green, Public Relations director. “Within a 250 mile radius our customer base continues to increase, enhancing tourism in the Chattanooga area. After researching various waterparks for a number of years, we are thrilled by the plans that have been developed by our award-winning team of designers.”
The multi-million dollar waterpark will feature a lazy river, wave lagoon, flume body slides, enclosed tube slides and side-by-side racer slides, and a splash park for toddlers. It will also offer covered and uncovered lounge seating, retail shops, concessions and a changing facility. The facility is being designed by architect Christopher M. Jones of North Palm Beach, Florida and Aquatic Development Group of Cahoes, New York, both of which have extensive waterpark development experience. Construction will be overseen by Aquatic Builders, Ltd. Chattanooga-based CapitalMark Bank & Trust will finance the expansion.
“The waterpark addition to Lake Winnie represents a continued commitment to the guest experience that only a select few amusement parks have undertaken. We are pleased to assist them in their efforts to provide first-rate attractions,” said Jim Dunn, vice president of Aquatic Development Group.
Kenneth Dyer, CapitalMark’s Southeast Tennessee President said, “We are proud to be involved in this exciting addition to Lake Winnepesaukah, which has forever been the mark of family fun for Chattanooga and surrounding areas. We are impressed with Lake Winnie’s prudent management spanning multiple generations. CapitalMark excels as a partner to help our clients grow their businesses; thus, it gives us great satisfaction to see Lake Winnie embark on this significant and perfectly complimentary expansion.”
Lake Winnepesaukah attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year and is one of the largest employers in Catoosa County, Georgia. The park expansion is expected to create more than 100 temporary construction jobs and approximately 50-60 seasonal park jobs upon completion.
Waterpark admission will be included in Lake Winnepesaukah’s admission price, and the waterpark will be accessible through the main park entrance.