Cedar Park could be home to the first Central Texas location of WorldSprings, a spa offering a globally inspired outdoor mineral pool experience that promotes wellness and relaxation.

A closer look

WorldSprings is planning to bring over 40 soaking pools and mineral springs that reflect and mimic various water bodies around the world to an 8-acre site located just off 183A Toll. The complex will feature a blend of hot and cold springs as well as larger fresh water pools.

Ethan Harwell, a representative of the company, said WorldSprings is not a water park but a health and wellness facility intended for passive recreation.

In addition to the pools, WorldSprings will offer spa services, health and wellness coaching, retail options, and on-site restaurants.

Harwell said the proposed 8-acre property will include:
  • A 25,000-square-foot building serving as an entry point with a check-in area, locker rooms and offices
  • A smaller building for a concession-style kitchen and full-service bar
  • Back-house buildings for cleaning equipment and laundry
  • Shade structures, tables and chairs
  • Relaxing outdoor spaces
Something to note

A few council members expressed concerns about water usage during the March 7 meeting. Harwell said WorldSprings is a low water user compared to other commercial businesses.

If approved, WorldSprings is estimated to use 54 living unit equivalents, or LUEs, per day. A living unit equivalent is defined as the typical water usage produced by a single-family household, according to meeting documents.

Out of the 54 LUEs, the mineral springs and pools will use about six per day, Harwell said. He said the water will mainly be recycled and refreshed as necessary.

Notable quote

“This is more of a destination than just a community pool,” council member Mel Kirkland said during the meeting. “It’s something completely different. [WorldSprings] is a good thing for Cedar Park.”

Stay tuned

Council will consider the proposed project for approval at its next meeting.