A brand new year-round recreational facility is being built just outside Winnipeg and will include a wakeboarding park and snow tubing hill.
Adrenaline Adventures has already broken ground on its $5 million project, which is being completely funded by the private sector.
Earth moving machines are in the midst of digging out two man made lakes — a 10 acre main lake, and a 3 acre training lake. The main lake with accommodate eight to 10 riders at one time and feature numerous jumps and stunt blocks. It will also have a 200,000 square foot beach on the south end of the lake.
“We are ecstatic that construction is underway and on schedule” said owner Jason Rohs. “It’s going to provide great entertainment for many people in the city and the province.”
The park isn’t even up and running yet, but there is already talk about hosting the World Wakeboarding Championships in July, 2011. “I have been approached by the organizers of the event,” Rohs said. “It would certainly be a great opportunity to showcase our park on the world stage and provide some great economic benefits to the community.”
Also underway is a 40-foot high snow tubing hill featuring six high speed runs. The developer says the hill plans to be open by December 23, 2010.
Other attractions to be added to the park include a massive outdoor ropes course that will feature two towers connected with a two-storey skywalk challenge course. The design also offers climbing walls with over 1,500 square feet of climbing surface and three zip lines. Construction of a world class outdoor waterslide park will also begin in the summer of 2011 to be ready by spring of 2012. Future plans are to enclose the waterpark to create an indoor facility.
Construction on the park located just outside the West Perimeter Highway in the RM of Headingley is expected to be completed in May 2011.