Epic Project: First Phase Underway

Post Date:02/12/2016 7:38 AM

The first phase of construction is underway on the city’s unique new Epic project located at Central Park, 2975 Esplanade (State Highway 161 between Arkansas Lane and Warrior Trail).

The project is based on $75 million collected through a ¼ cent sales tax passed by voters in May 2014. In addition to The Epic, a unique “life changing center,” the project includes a large aquatic center and playground for children of all abilities. An estimated opening date is fall 2017. 

The 120,000-square-foot Epic “life changing center” will feature multi-purpose courts with built-in seating, a grand atrium with high-tech library, theater, recording studio, large fitness center, second floor track and unique adventure track, artist studio, culinary arts room, youth game room, indoor lap and resistance pool and more. The multi-functional building will be located southwest of the city’s Public Safety Building.

A second component, Epic Waters, is a large water park with retractable roof, which will include an arcade, party rooms and fun for all ages. Epic Waters’ will feature rides that have never been featured in the southwest, including Texas’ first 4-lane Flo-Rider Surfing Machine.

Play Grand Adventures, the third component, is a 10-acre all-inclusive outdoor playground for all ages and abilities, including children with physical, mental or emotional challenges. Play Grand Adventures will be a destination for children throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Design consultants are HKS Architects; TBG Partners for landscape design and American Resort Management for EPIC Waters operator. Civil Engineering is by Halff Associates, retractable roof design by Open-Aire, and the contractor is Lee Lewis Construction.

For more information as the project develops, visit JoinTheEPIC.com.

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