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Plans for the new water-sports complex, which will be located near Pearland, Texas were announced today by Peter Kennedy, CEO of Wake Nation. Construction on the new Houston water-sports park will begin in the fall with an anticipated opening in Spring, 2011.

“We are very excited about bringing the area’s only full-scale cable wakeboarding park to Houston,” Kennedy said, “and we look forward to joining the many great family attractions this area has to offer.”

“Wakeboarding is already the country’s fastest growing watersport,” said Mike Olson, Director of Business Development for the Wake Nation brand. “The cable system approach to wakeboarding and water skiing is particularly attractive to those without access to their own boats.” Since riders are pulled around the lake by an overhead cable system, there is no need for loud and often polluting motor boats, he added. Currently, there are only 10 full-scale cable wakeboarding parks in the U.S.

Wake Nation Houston will be located in Rosharon, near Pearland, south of the Sam Houston Parkway, 20 minutes from downtown Houston.

“Wake Nation Houston is being designed to provide the ultimate ride experience to both first timers and experienced boarders, says Kennedy. “Beginners love that wakeboarding is fun, easy to learn, and allows everyone to progress at their own pace. Advanced riders love that they can amp up the adrenaline by doing air tricks they can’t behind a boat and by boarding off floating jumps and obstacles that will be in the lake.” Riders can bring their own gear, or rent equipment — including boards and wet suits — at the park. Riders must be at least 10 years old, and helmets and life vests (available for rental) are required.

Wake Nation Houston will be a “pay-as-you-play” facility. Parking and admission to water sports complex will be FREE, including access to a large outdoor observation deck that offers a panoramic view of the entire lake area. Riders will pay only for “water time,” typically around $25 for two hours. The Wake Nation complex will also have a pro shop, concession area and numerous other services and amenities. There will be special
group rates and season passes available.

Wake Nation Cincinnati opened to rave reviews in May, 2009. The venue has already won several “best of” awards and this past June set an officially sanctioned Guinness World Record for greatest distance traveled on a wakeboard in a 24-hour period (509 miles.)

For more information, call (513) 887-WAKE! or email info@wakenation.com. Website: www.wakenation.com.

Comments(20)

  • JohnM
    August 31, 2010, 12:05 am

    Awesome!

  • Austin_t
    September 2, 2010, 3:11 pm

    anychance there going to build one on the west side of Houston? thats a far drive from katy.. =(

    • adam
      May 2, 2011, 7:02 pm

      suck it…

  • Keiran
    September 8, 2010, 3:44 am

    AWESOMENESS! JUST WHEN I GET BACK! Spring 2011 is gonna be awesome!!!! 😀

  • September 8, 2010, 5:29 am

    Sweet… I live in Pearland and will be there when it opens. Thanks for putting in the investment.

  • September 8, 2010, 5:30 am

    Build it, and they will come.

  • teddie
    September 13, 2010, 5:59 pm

    Great news for Hosuton! Will slalom skiing be possible at your cable ski park? There was a cable park south of Houston in the early 90s that rotated the speed between slalom and wakeboarding, depending on the demand. There is a large group of non-wakeboarding older skiers in the Houston area that love to slalom and don’t have the boat to do it. Two skis just isn’t a thrill for those of us that slalom!

  • swec
    September 14, 2010, 2:09 am

    very excited to hear about this news. My wife will be sure to visit and join the park.

  • Pat
    September 17, 2010, 5:01 pm

    If we have a season pass at Wake Nation Cincy could we use it at Wake Nation Houston?

  • Jason
    September 29, 2010, 1:19 pm

    Cincinnati has a practice pond. Will Rosharon? Will the age for the practice pond in Rosharon also be 5yrs?

  • September 29, 2010, 3:53 pm

    Hey Jason, We will have a Practice Pond at Wake Nation Houston. The age is the same: 5yrs old and up.

    • Sam
      January 3, 2011, 7:54 pm

      When is it suppost to open up to the public? and have yall started building it?

  • Pete
    February 7, 2011, 11:48 pm

    We will be open May 1st.

  • Joseph
    March 8, 2011, 2:19 am

    Hello. Just wondering if u will be hiring? I live in rosharon and am very curious about working for wake nation

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  • RJA
    April 12, 2011, 9:34 am

    So very glad to see this fantastic news! Another great park by the same good people that brought you the other best-in-class CP in the US! So, my question is, when are you going to open one in HK?

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