What is "Grand Central"?
The 172 acres west of State Highway 161 / President George Bush Turnpike between Arkansas Lane and Warrior Trail is called Grand Central. Already at this site is The Summit, a facility specifically for adults ages 50 and older, which has been in operation since 2010. Several more projects are now under construction for all ages:
The Epic, a 120,000-square-foot "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, culinary arts theater, youth game room, indoor lap and resistance pool, an outdoor amphitheater, and more located southwest of the city's Public Safety Building.
A second component, Epic Waters, will be a large indoor 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 double Flow Rider Surfing Machine. Annual passes are on sale now.
The third component, PlayGrand Adventures, will be a 10-acre all-inclusive outdoor playground for all ages and abilities, providing challenging and unique play opportunities within this phased development. PlayGrand Adventures will be a destination for children throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth area (and beyond).
The Epic and Epic Waters are scheduled to be complete in late 2017. Playground Adventures Phase 1 will open spring 2018.
The Epic and Epic Waters projects are based on $75 million collected through a 1/4 cent sales tax passed by voters in May 2014. The PlayGrand Adventures project is partially funded by the City and also through private contributions (learn how you can donate to PlayGrand Adventures).
For more information as the projects develop, visit JoinTheEpic.com.