CULLMAN, Ala. – WildWater Cullman will celebrate its grand opening on Friday, June 17, 2022. Park hours will be from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The grand opening ceremony will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. with live music, swag bags for the first 50 guests on Friday, June 17, Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19, as well as fun competitions and season pass giveaways.
WildWater is the vision of Cullman’s Parks, Recreation and Sports Tourism (CPRST) which has been an innovative leader in providing quality recreation opportunities to the residents of Cullman and the surrounding areas for over 30 years.
This has been a team effort led by Mayor Woody Jacobs, Cullman City Council and CPRST. Both entities have overseen the specific details, overall vision and strategic focus for WildWater and its economic impact on Cullman County during a planning period of over three years.
The construction of WildWater is the first of its kind in Alabama. WildWater is a 12-acre waterpark designed Aquatic Development Group, and the slides and tower complex were designed by Proslide Technologies.
WildWater special features include the following:
● Four Splash Pad Stations
● Oasis Bistro, The Gully Snack Shack and Iceberg Frozen Treats
● Breakers: Cocktails and Cold Beverages
● Nearly 45-foot LED Wall
● 15 Cabanas
● Nine Giant Funbrellas
WildWater’s 22,000 square foot wave pool was given the name “RipTide” during WildWater’s Youth Focus Group meeting with local students and features eight different wave patterns. The park also boasts 10 “thrill slides” perfect for adventure seekers.
WildWater offers a total of 18 waterslides, multiple splash stations and a drift river. Details on the newest slides include the following:
● Blue Hurricane: one of a kind, no other like it in the U.S.
● CannonBowl: one/two-person raft ride with a 43-foot drop
● Tornado Wave: one/two-person raft ride with a 43-foot drop
● Rally Racer: four-person mat racer with rally points, timing and scoring and a 43-foot overall drop
● TurboTWISTER: high speed body slide with an overall drop of 55 feet
● Kids Zone – seven miniature versions of the larger water slides with a play area perfect for little water lovers
“Cullman is growing, with nearly 25% of our population under the age of 18,” said Mayor Woody Jacobs, Mayor of the City of Cullman. “WildWater is a great addition to the overall plans we have for the families and youth within our community.”
WildWater has numerous food options ranging from light snacks to full meals and family packs. Cabana rentals will also be available during the season, and a luxury pavilion is available for bookings now. The pavilion is a perfect booking for birthday parties and larger celebrations.
Guests will enjoy savings nights, events and opportunities throughout the season, including Twilight Tuesdays, where visitors can enjoy exclusive access to the newly expanded area every Tuesday at a discounted rate from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Splash-In Movie nights will also take place at the wave pool on select Thursday nights with a 50% savings on admission.
“The development of WildWater is a key part of the larger Sports and Events District, centrally located in the heart of Cullman,” said Nathan Anderson, Cullman Parks, Recreation and Sports Tourism Executive director. “WildWater will draw thousands of people to Cullman and will also provide a great outlet for local residents to enjoy family fun without having to leave the area.”
Once the new Sports and Events Center is complete, the district will have 10 tournament basketball courts, 19 volleyball courts, nine baseball/softball fields, five soccer fields, a large events center, a wellness center, an indoor aquatic center and a regional water park.
For more information on WildWater Cullman’s attractions, ticket prices, savings events, dates for the Splash-In Movies, concession menus, cabana rentals and party bookings, visit https://www.wildwatercullman.com/.