• Pool Type Outdoor Leisure
  • Project Type Parks & Recreation, Water Parks
  • Project Service Design Services
  • StatusCompleted 2005
  • ArchitectKimley-Horn & Associates, Inc.


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Bahama Beach Waterpark

Dallas, TX

The City of Dallas commissioned the team of Counsilman-Hunsaker, Kimley-Horn & Associates, and AUI Contractors to design and build their new $5.5 million Bahama Beach Waterpark located in Thurgood Marshall Park.

The concept was to create a compact, highly themed municipal family aquatic center with play features for tots, families, and teens.
Bright colors, a tropical theme and signage were used to create a fun-filled and attractive environment. Amenities include:

  • The Calypso Cooler, a 300 ft. lazy river with waterfalls, two zero-depth entry beaches, and beach boat island.
  • The Coconut Cove, a massive interactive water rain-fortress with pulleys, rope ladders, water buckets, geysers, three 40 ft. waterslides and 1,000-gallon dumping bucket.
  • The Tortugas Express, a headfirst 300 ft. long speed racing slide.
  • The Riptide Slide and Bahama Bullet, two enclosed inner-tube waterslides for two to three riders from a 45 ft. high tower.
  • The Bermuda Triangle, three uniquely designed close- and open-flumed waterslides that range from a gentle descent to a speedy drop.

Design Awards and Publications:

2007 – ‘Dream Designs’
Aquatics International magazine

2007 – ‘Plaque of Honor’
Real Estate & Construction Review magazine

2007 – ‘Innovative Architecture & Design’ Award
Recreation Management magazine

2007 – ‘Innovative Architecture & Design’ Award
Recreation Management magazine