Sustainability

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 the same...

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 waterpark.

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 in our New...

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 trees!

Testimonials

“How is this not on EVERY top 10 list?”

One of the main reasons we chose Texas for our summer vacation is because Schlitterbahn was on many (not all) Top 10 waterparks in America list. It is by far the best waterpark I have ever been to. Especially the [West] side where the rides were integrated into the landscape and some use the water from the adjacent [Comal] River and even terminate in the river. It has 3 of the best tube rides I have ever been on and one of them goes through the whole park and takes 30-45 minutes. The [East] side is also good but it is more of the conventional type water park with the slides except it has 3 REALLY good lazy river/rapid type rides.

- jtben, Tripadvisor, visited August 2017, New Braunfels, TX

September 8, 2017

“We Loved Schlitterbahn!”

There is something for everyone at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels! Young and old. Our favorite ride was The Falls. This is one massive lazy river with several different features. You can circle the whole east side (new side) of the park and never have to get out of your tube. There are rapids and slow parts. This was great for our family consisting of two adults, a 10 year old and a 2 year old. We all could ride together and there was some thrill and some laziness. There are lots of big water roller coasters too for the thrill seekers.

There are lots of different areas for small children. My 10 y/o and I would go on the big rides and my husband would hang with the 2 y/o and we would switch. I recommend planning 2 days minimum to experience it all. We did the East side the first day and the West side the second day. There is a free tram that will take you back and forth from park to park. The west side is spring fed water and it's extremely cold, even in the heat of the summer.

We stayed off site and when we go back we will book a room at the resort for convenience sake. It's not that much more expensive for an "economy" room and admission is included in the price. Also, you get access to the park an hour earlier this way. This can help you stake out your spot of loungers and get in line for the rides with the big crowd draw.

They allow you to bring your own cooler of food and water. This is a great way to save on meals and snacks. We just left it at our chairs and no one ever bothered it.

We will definitely be back!

- GlitterButton, TripAdvisor June 2016, Moore, OK

March 1, 2017

“Lived here 33 years. Here’s the lowdown”

I've lived in New Braunfels for 33 years. Here is my take on Schlitterbahn. It's a fun place for families or singles. It is in two sections so if you get tired of one you can go to another via shuttle. Lots and lots of different rides ranging from just floating to wild ones. There are sections in both parks for young children with lounge chairs for moms and dads. This is my one big tip: go the first week in June or wait until late August. During the height of the season lines can be long and it's very hot here. Wear water shoes as you'll be doing the hot asphalt dance if you don't have any, bring sunblock, etc. They let coolers in so park somewhere where all family members can meet. It's been my experience that theft is minimal and for our family we have never had a problem. Hope this helps and have fun!

- Rebecca K., TripAdvisor August 2016, San Antonio, TX

March 1, 2017