I first moved to Pflugerville in 1995 with my wife when we bought our first home. We bought our second home here in 2002. When we first came to this area, our swimming possibilities were limited to the small neighborhood pool, which was really little more than a glorified bathtub, if memory serves.
After moving to the Blackhawk subdivision, we were pleased to have access to a much nicer pool which is two short blocks from our house. Later, a large clubhouse was built, which includes a splash pool, lap pool, and kiddie pool, along with a workout room. Last year, my wife wrote a post about taking the kids to the Rock’n’ River water park in Round Rock:
In a move that will dramatically expand our water-related entertainment choices, developers are planning a full-scale $16 million water park about five minutes from our house, at the southwest corner of 130 and Pecan Street. It will be called Blu Bambu, named after the world’s fastest growing plant.
The plan calls for a 14-acre park, which will be much larger than Volente Beach (a popular local destination). It will have the following:
- Large wave pool
- Stage fo after-hours and off-season concerts
- Action River (not sure what that entails, but it sounds fun)
- Lazy River
- 8-10 Large water slides
- Activity areas for younger children
- Sand volleyball courts
- Group & birthday pavillions
- Concession stands
- Hot Tub & swimup bar
- “Wet walks” with sprays and fountains to prevent hot pavement
Blu Bambu could open as early as next summer (2010). As the title of this post indicates, they are hoping to attract over 300,000 visitors in the first year of operation. The approximate one-day ticket prices will be $22 for adults and $18 for kids. They plan to offer season passes, although the price has not yet been set for those.
As a longtime resident of Pflugerville, I am hopeful that this park will attract other businesses, and it should further reduce our property taxes, both of which make me happy.
Thanks for reading!
Image courtesy of Community Impact newspaper site.