PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (KXAN) — People hoping to spend Memorial Day at Pflugerville’s new water park will have to wait a while longer. The park won’t be open as soon as planned.
The Hawaiian Falls Water Park was scheduled to partially open on Memorial Day. Now, the developers have pushed back the date to June 6.
“It’s two weeks later than we were planning on, but that’s OK,” said Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) Executive Director Floyd Akers. “We’re well-prepared for it.”
PCDC secured the funding to get Hawaiian Falls to build the park there. Akers says recent rain put construction behind.
A complete opening of the park along State Highway 130 will be even later. The adventure park portion — which includes zip lining and rope courses — plus several of the structures, won’t be finished until weeks after the water park portion opens.
Hawaiian Falls has already sold 3,000 season passes.
“We bought the passes as soon as they were available in January,” said Pflugerville resident Matt McDonough. “I have a 5-year-old daughter who’s dying to try out the water park.”
Hawaiian Falls will extend its summer operations to make up for the delay. McDonough just skeptically hopes it doesn’t get even later.
“I guess if they say two weeks, maybe?” he said.
Akers says money the park makes will partially go back to the PCDC to help pay down the debt. He says revenue from the other six parks Hawaiian Falls operates in Texas will contribute to the Pflugerville location until it’s up and running.