The Park at Owa expands with $70 million water park

The new indoor water park and wave pool is expected to open in May

Construction is underway on the indoor water park at Owa.

Owa Parks & Resorts is adding a new $70 million water park expansion to its 14-acre amusement park in Foley and rebranding the entire park as Tropic Falls.

Being inspired with Owa’s meaning of “big water” in the Muscogee Creek language, the amusement park will now be filled with tropical touches. The park includes 100,000 square feet of indoor space featuring a retractable roof and sidewall, 11 water slides, a lazy river and more. Six slides are aimed at thrill-seekers, including the Tangerine Scream, which is a 75-foot free-fall slide with a drop floor. The water park also will feature outdoor amenities including a 30,000-square-foot wave pool, a surf simulator, private cabana rentals and an outdoor dining location.

“We are incredibly proud of Owa, the direction its moving and the economic impact it continues to have on not only the local community but state as well. With the addition of the new indoor water park and the wave pool, we will be creating an additional 400 new jobs for our community. That opportunity, to create such a strong impact for our community, is something we hold to the highest regard,” said Cody Williams, Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority president and CEO.

An outdoor view of the facility, including its retractable roof.

Currently there are 250 construction workers employed as of February 1 on the indoor water park project and another 150 construction workers are expected to be added in the next few months.

Hiring for the indoor water park and wave pool will being this month, with the greatest number of positions being part-time, although some full-time positions will also be added. Currently the amusement park employs approximately 375 part-time positions and Owa Corporate Division employs 75 full-time positions.

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The indoor water park project is currently aimed at opening in May.

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