Grapevine City Council approved zoning for an entertainment and attraction area for the Stand Rock Resort and Water Park at its Oct. 18 meeting. The Grapevine Water Park Resort will be located at 3509 N. Grapevine Mills Blvd., next to Kubota Drive and along SH 121.

The resort will have 661 rooms, a 95,000-square-foot indoor water park and a 2-acre outdoor water park.

“This is a really exciting project,” Council Member Sharron Rogers said. “We’ve been working on this, as a city, for several years now. It will be another jewel in Grapevine’s crown, and I look forward to seeing it come to fruition.”

Plans for the development were initially approved in 2016 with zoning variances later approved in 2018. Since the 2018 approval, no progress was made toward completion of the projects, so permits expired, according to city staff.

The 12-story resort will have 495 hotel rooms and a timeshare portion made up of 166 units. In the resort, 24,359 square feet will be dedicated to meeting space, and 65,000 square feet will be for entertainment use, including an arcade, according to the meeting's presentation.

Stand Rock Hospitality representative Stuart Zadra said they anticipate needing 400-450 employees to staff the resort and water park.

Zadra said while the Great Wolf Lodge is one of its biggest competitors, this will not be an issue for either resort.

"We play well together because kids love water," he said.

Zadra said groundbreaking for the project will be in late spring or early summer of 2023 with a projected opening for spring 2025.