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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Schlitterbahn Rocks

Every since visiting the original Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels, I've been a fan of these water parks and have returned often. In 2014, we bought a season pass to the park in Galveston and visited at least 10 times. My daughter loves it and constantly asks to go back ...
Overall, Schlitterbahn is worth the time and money. In my opinion, the park in Galveston is just as good as the one in New Braunfels. So go and stay all day! Have fun! --Joseph, Trip Advisor for Galveston location

“Best Family Fun Time!”

There's always something fun to do at Schlitterbahn -- whether you like riding thrill rides, floating an endless river, or simply lounging by the pool. -- Lisa W., Trip Advisor