Updated 10:23 a.m., Feb. 4 with new opening date.
Katy-area residents will be able to swim and splash in the sun this summer at the new water park Typhoon Texas at Katy Mills.
The 25-acre water park is scheduled to open May 28.
General Manager Evan Barnett said the water park will be open every day of the week from June 3 until Labor Day weekend. It will be closed during winter months.
“The big elements you have are a wave pool and the ‘lazy river,’” Barnett said. “There will be two main food concession outlets and three smaller concession areas.”
Barnett said the cuisine offered will be a mix of traditional American fare, barbecue, pizza and sweet treats. The water park will not serve alcohol this year, however, Barnett said the company is applying for a liquor license in the future.
The water park sits on a 43-acre site at Katy Mills Circle and Star Lane. The water park is slated for 25 acres; the remaining 18 acres will be vacant in 2016, Barnett said. There are plans for possible development of those 18 acres in 2017, including expanding the water park or adding retail shops, restaurants or other businesses.
The water park will have towers equipped with colorful tube slides and areas to relax and sunbathe. The park will also be available for private parties.