Category: Sustainability

Bringing a Forest Back

Giving a Forest New Life In 2011 over 32,000 acres of Loblolly Pines were destroyed in the Bastrop Complex Wildfire. Schlitterbahn reached out to reclaim the wood by salvaging a section of burned forest. We salvaged thousands of felled logs that were destined for the chipper. You’ll find part of this Loblolly Pine Forest has been given new life throughout every park as furniture, paneling, cabinets and more. We even had a celebration with the community of Bastrop to share the second life of the Bastrop...

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Geauga Lake

Floating docks:   These walkways were originally floating docks from Geauga Lake Amusement Park which closed in 2007. This marine grade wood used to create the docks is called Ipe wood and is as tough as nails – it’s 3 times harder than cedar. It also has the same fire rating as concrete and steel. You can find this walkway overhead in Surfenberg in New Braunfels, connecting Butterfly Bayou and the parking area to the...

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A Green Roof

Our Galveston park has a large indoor section that is kept warm (and, somewhat ironically, dry) by a huge greenhouse roof. This roof once served as a real greenhouse and when it was put to work to create what is the world’s favorite indoor...

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See the USS Pope

This shade structure is built from cots used on the USS General John Pope (AP-110) which was a troop transport for the US Navy in World War II. After the war, After the war, she was transferred to the Army and redesignated the USAT General John Pope and served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars as a civilian manned Military Sea Troop vessel. Built in 1943, the ship was decommissioned in 1990, then was dismantled in 2010 in Brownsville. Built in 1943, the ship was decommissioned in 1990, then was dismantled in 2010 in Brownsville.  Unfortunately, many of the...

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Ship to Shade

We have many, many elements reclaimed from the Patrick.  This one is a lifeboat, now serving as a shade structure in front of our gift shop in our Surfenberg area of our New Braunfels park. The USNS General Edwin D. Patrick was a P2 transport ship built in Alameda, California and was originally named the US Army Transport Admiral C.F. Hughes in 1945. In 1946 she was renamed the USAT General Edwin D. Patrick and served the west coast, hawaii and Asia.  She carried families and dependents as well as troops and had a promenade deck, lounges, a shop...

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Awesome local waterpark

my kids and i visit almost every sunday during the summer months , we live about an hour away , but well worth the drive , parking is easy and accessible, they let you bring in your own food and drinks , the attractions are plentiful , and the staff is very friendly, the lazy river is awesome , there are days we just float around that the whole time, see a short line for a ride , jump out and it usually outs you right back in the river, food is available, we just normally end our day with a oreo cookie funnel cake located by the exit. -- Brian C., Trip Advisor for Galveston location

Jan. 5, 2016

“A MUST Visit!!”

This is by far the best waterpark I've ever visited, and I've been to many. It is huge and there is so much to do. The lazy river is just amazing and goes on and on forever. And the wave pool is so much fun. There's plenty of chairs and tables to put your belongings, and you can bring your own cooler with your own food which I would advise you to do. Love it, love, love it!! I can't wait to go back next year!!

- Luciij, TripAdvisor August 2016, Mount Laurel, NJ

Mar. 1, 2017

Fun!

"Four night stay over Christmas-New Years. Great time and friendly staff. Hotel room nice and large...five of us had plenty of room. The torrent river rocks!!! Rode for a couple hours every day...exhausting and memorable! The two tube slides were good in the enclosed waterpark...only wish there were a couple more slides. Thanks for a great vacation!" --Shane S., Trip Advisor (regarding our South Padre Resort)

Jan. 8, 2016