The Park at OWA Opens New Splash Pad

Gulf Coast amusement park installs new water attraction


FOLEY — Summer has officially begun and there is now a new, exciting way to cool down! The Park at OWA recently unveiled its newest, family friendly addition: the “Wacky Waters” splash pad. As part of OWA’s 520-acre resort development, The Park at OWA is a gated amusement park featuring 22 thrilling attractions. Its newest addition comes just in time for the summer sunshine on the Alabama Gulf Coast.

Wacky Waters – a 9,500 ft. splash pad – opened over Memorial Day weekend. The splash pad’s water-themed amenities include a 20 ft. tall dump bucket, a towering “coconut tree” that showers guests with 54 gallons of water per minute, a 6 ft. tall water dome, and more than 15 different attractions and sprayers to keep you soaked for hours. For those familiar with The Park at OWA, Wacky Waters sits on the southwest side of the 14-acre park close to the children’s attractions.

“Our guests spoke about recommended improvements to the amusement park and we listened,” stated Kristin Hellmich, OWA Director of Marketing/PR. “The Wacky Waters splash pad is one of several new amenities created to help our guests beat the summer heat. If you haven’t visited The Park at OWA lately, come on out! You will definitely see a lot of new improvements we recently installed to further enhance the guest experience.”

Wacky Waters offers park-goers a chance to cool off from the summer heat, complete with a cabana-style area for parents to relax. Bring your own towels and sundries, which can be stored in onsite lockers. Or guests can also purchase supplies onsite such as towels, sunscreen, and swim diapers. Being centrally located in The Park at OWA, guests can enjoy splashing around for a while before drying off just in time to hop over to the Rollin’ Thunder coaster for some full-force wind action.

The splash pad is not the only new addition to The Park at OWA this summer season. A variety of outdoor structures and amenities have been added to enhance the guest experience such as an air-conditioned quick-serve dining area, shaded resting areas throughout the park, misters, fans, and even sun-shades above several of the rides.

Whether you enjoy the thrill of the amusement park or shopping and dining in Downtown OWA, the entire resort continues to constantly grow and add exciting amenities. The Park at OWA, the admission-based attraction, is welcoming its first full summer season in style with new attractions, daily family activities, live performances six days a week, and more exciting announcements to come. Downtown OWA, the shopping and dining part of the resort that is always free to access, has just added new retailers such as Cinnabon, Auntie Anne’s, and Parker & Co. – a ladies clothing boutique.

Discover everything the south’s newest entertainment resort destination has to offer at From lively entertainment, distinctive shopping, and unique dining experiences, OWA is a destination for the entire family to enjoy sweet summertime memories.