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Now that the plans for Hurricane Alley Water Park have been established, construction on the recreational area should be completed by spring break 2012. The investor behind the new upcoming water park is the Durrill family, the same family behind such businesses as Concrete Street Amphitheater, and Brewster Street Ice House.
The park includes various play areas, which consist of a lazy river, concession stands and wave pool. There will also be an exact model of an aircraft carrier being referred to as “USS Dusty”, created for Corpus Christi’s Durrill family who has devoted much time into the water park. The park grounds will include an “extreme thrill tower” reaching six stories high with twin slides shooting up in a twisted form of acrobatic fashion along with a spectacular landing. In the children’s main area, misting palm trees will be provided for comfort to the whole family and at the entrance of Whataburger’s field’s Keischnick’s Korner will be another spray station, entirely themed as baseball get-ups.
Spectators attending a Hooks baseball game will be able to enter into Hurricane Alley’s Water Park to visit and play for no admission charge. The Corpus Christi Hooks will be in a sponsor partnership with Hurricane Alley as well. Developing plans to collaborate with both Del Mar College and Texas A&M University, the park will be offering several types of internships and scholarships for students wanting to work at the park’s selected business offices.
Tickets for one-day passes will be offered at $24.95 along with package deals such as season tickets for larger groups. The park will use the services of 150 to 200 people during its upcoming season.