Sustainability is important to all of us at Schlitterbahn, and we take great pride in the myraid of ways we upcycle. Here’s a glimpse of some of the fun ways you can spot our sustainability in action.

Bringing a Forest Back

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...

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...
A Green Roof

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...
See the USS Pope

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...
Ship to Shade

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,...
Picnic at Sea

Picnic at Sea

Dine on a Ship:   This picnic table was built using refrigerator racks reclaimed from a decommissioned ship. You can always figure out which tables are from ships because they have  the metal around the edges. We love our picnic tables at Schlitterbahn and pride...
A Real Tree in the TreeHaus

A Real Tree in the TreeHaus

Live Oak Super Structure:   This is an actual live oak that we recovered and made part of our Treehaus structure. When large trees have fallen or are being removed, often times arborists reach out to us to give them a second life here at Schlitterbahn. Live oaks can...
A Little Door

A Little Door

  Crate to Door:    This utility door (which is about the size for a five-year-old to go through) was built from an old refrigerator crate that used to be on a ship! It’s at the base of one of the “trees” of the TreeHauses in the Surfenberg area...
Roof of Rings

Roof of Rings

There is no such thing as scrap wood at Schlitterbahn! The ceiling just under the TreeHauses in our Surfenburg area of our New Braunfels park is decorated with rings from various trees used for building throughout our park. The majority of our wood comes from fallen...
Top the Trees with Trees

Top the Trees with Trees

Trees on the Roof:   On top of the TreeHauses is our greenhouse roof. This earthen roof insulates and is where we grow elements of our landscaping, including other...