Big Rivers Waterpark & Adventures to open for spring break

New Caney's Big Rivers Waterpark & Adventures plans to open for spring break. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)
New Caney's Big Rivers Waterpark & Adventures plans to open for spring break. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

New Caney's Big Rivers Waterpark & Adventures plans to open for spring break. (Kelly Schafler/Community Impact Newspaper)

After opening in the middle of the pandemic, Big Rivers Waterpark & Adventures in New Caney will reopen for spring break from March 13-21, according to a press release.



Gov. Greg Abbott lifted the statewide mask order as well as previous restrictions on businesses March 2, allowing all businesses to operate at 100%. Big Rivers Waterpark & Adventures did not immediately respond to questions about its reopening capacity during spring break or whether it would require face masks.



Other Texas amusement parks have also reopened during the pandemic but have maintained previous health restrictions. Dallas’ Six Flags Over Texas and San Antonio’s Six Flags Fiesta Texas both still require face masks for guests 2 years old and older and limit daily occupancy.



Big Rivers initially opened to the public May 23, while Abbott still had restrictions on amusement and water parks in place. In a May 22 Facebook post, officials stated they were limiting the park's capacity to 2,020—less than 25% of the park's 12,000-person capacity.



Admission is $14.99 and includes access to the park’s climbing wall, water park, petting zoo and other attractions.



“Everyone is ready for spring break!” Carl Foy, marketing director for Big Rivers Waterpark & Adventures, said in the press release. “This is a great opportunity for the entire family to get out, climb, bounce, get lost in a maze and have lots of fun together!”

By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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