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  • Grand Texas’ adventure park to hold sneak peek event - Houston Business Journal Oct 23, 2018 Another venue at the Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District in New Caney will open to the public for a sneak peek event. The event will offer free admission to Gator Bayou Adventure Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 3. However, the maximum occupancy is 5,000 attendees, according to a post on ...
  • Behind-the-scenes look at Big River Waterpark in New Caney - KPRC Click2Houston August 02, 2018 NEW CANEY, Texas -- We took a behind-the-scenes look at the eagerly-awaited Big Rivers Waterpark inside of Grand Texas Theme Parks in New Caney. View full article
  • More than 300 jobs up for grabs at Big Rivers water park - ABC Channel 13 News May 21, 2018 NEW CANEY, Texas (KTRK) -- The sprawling new attraction Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park is set to hire at least 300 workers ahead of its opening on the weekend before Fourth of July. The company said it is looking to hire full-time, part-time, year-round and seasonal employees who are at ...
  • Grand Texas to open water park and adventure park in June - Houston Business Journal Apr 11, 2018 NEW CANEY, Texas -- Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District will open its long-awaited water and adventure parks in New Caney this summer. Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park will open their gates June 29, according to a press release. Grand Texas has also begun selling tickets online, including an annual pass that ...
  • SUMMER SPLASH: Big Rivers Waterpark starting to take shape - ABC13 Eyewitness News March 21, 2018 NEW CANEY, Texas (KTRK) -- New images from the Big Rivers Waterpark site seem to show new attractions magically rising out of the dirt. SkyEye13 flew over the Grand Texas development in New Caney Thursday, where construction crews have been working since December. Developers announced Thursday the waterpark just received a new infusion of ...
  • Grand Texas gets 3 USDA loans totaling $20M - Houston Business Journal March 13, 2018 The Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District in New Caney has secured additional funding for projects underway. North Avenue Capital in Dallas announced March 12 that three USDA Rural Development Business & Industry loans have been completed for Grand Texas. Grand Texas’ Big Rivers Waterpark received a $10 million loan, and its Gator Bayou ...
  • Groundbreaking Takes Place at Grand Texas for Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park - InPark Magazine December 29, 2017 Grand Texas hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park on December 14, 2017. Both parks are the newest additions to the 630-acre Grand Texas development located on Highway 242 and Interstate 69, near Houston. Monty Galland, Chief Executive Officer of the developer, proclaimed, “It’s great to see the concentrated ...
  • New Texas theme park Grand Texas breaks ground on water park - Houston Chronicle December 16, 2017 NEW CANEY, Texas - Progress continues on the Grand Texas Theme Park with the Dec. 14 groundbreaking of the Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park. Grand Texas is an entertainment, dining and shopping development that is currently under construction in New Caney, Texas, on SH 242 off of US 59. The park's theme ...
  • Grand Texas breaks ground for Big Rivers Waterpark in New Caney - ABC13 News December 15, 2017 NEW CANEY, Texas (KTRK) -- Grand Texas held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Big Rivers Waterpark on Thursday. Expected to open in summer 2018, Big Rivers is a 40-acre water park inspired by Texas rivers that will feature several rides and a lazy river. Big Rivers will be one of the first elements of the ...
  • Groundbreaking at Big Rivers Waterpark - December 14, 2017 A groundbreaking ceremony took place today at the site of Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park. Although construction actually began a few weeks ago, the ceremony marks a major event in the development of Grand Texas. For more details, visit the waterpark's Facebook page.
  • Grand Texas to host groundbreaking ceremony for water, adventure park - Houston Business Journal December 6, 2017 The Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District in New Caney is going to begin building major sections soon. Grand Texas will host a groundbreaking ceremony for Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park on Dec. 14 , according to Community Impact Newspaper and KTRK ABC 13 and a Dec. 11 press release. The ...
  • Chinese developer breaks ground on new master-planned community northeast of Houston - Houston Business Journal August 17, 2017 A Chinese developer has broken ground on its first U.S. development, a new master-planned community rising northeast of Houston. Yihai Group — a longtime residential developer based in Dalian, Houston’s sister city in northeastern China — has begun site work on Grand Oaks Reserve. The $100 million mixed-use community is planned for 615 acres ...
  • Grand Texas Theme Park updates construction timeline - ABC 13 Eyewitness News July 22, 2017 KINGWOOD, Texas (KTRK) -- Construction on Big Rivers-the water park planned at the Grand Texas Theme Park-will begin in August, Grand Texas CEO Monty Galland said. Construction on the water park at Grand Texas, which is located near the intersection of Hwy. 59 and Hwy. 242 just north of Kingwood, could be completed ...
  • Grand Texas water park construction to begin in August - Houston Business Journal July 13, 2017 Grand Texas — an entertainment district in New Caney that’s expected to include a theme park, among other attractions — reportedly plans to begin building a major section soon. Construction of Big Rivers Waterpark is expected to begin in August, according to multiple reports. Gator Bayou Adventure Park also is expected to begin construction ...
  • Big Rivers Waterpark to Begin Construction - June 16, 2017 New Caney - Now that $9 million in Grand Texas infrastructure projects are complete and lending has been secured, construction of Big Rivers Waterpark is scheduled to begin this August. The waterpark--a 40-acre park inspired by Texas rivers--will be open for business next summer. Last year saw the opening of the first two elements of Grand Texas: the Grand Texas ...
  • First Annual Grand Fest - May 15, 2017 New Caney, Texas - Ready to officially debut its brand-new facility, Grand Texas RV Resort is hosting the 1st Annual Grand Fest this Saturday, May 20. Grand Fest will be held at the Grand Texas RV Resort between 11 AM and 4 PM this Saturday. Jody Booth, a country artist, is performing live at the event. Jody ...
  • Construction ramps up at Grand Texas - Community Impact News February 22, 2017 Grand Texas Theme Park could provide some much-needed entertainment options in east Montgomery County in 2017 despite previous delays and construction challenges. Construction has concluded on the first two elements of the 632-acre entertainment venue, including Grand Texas RV Park and Speedsportz Racing Park, which opened near the intersection of Hwy. 59 and Hwy. ...
  • SpeedSportz Racing Park Now Open - Community Impact News January 6, 2017 New Caney - SpeedSportz Racing Park held its soft opening in late December at 22994 Hwy. 242, New Caney. The kart-racing park is the second element of 632-acre entertainment district Grand Texas to open. It features two European-style kart racing tracks. One of the tracks hosts professional kart races and international events, while the ...
  • Speed Street Officially Opens - Houston Chronicle November 29, 2016 New Caney, Texas - The first of many milestones for the Grand Texas in New Caney, Speed Street was officially opened providing access to the public entrance for the Speedsportz Racing Park. Representatives from Speedsportz and Grand Texas as well as members of the Greater East Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce gathered Monday, Nov. 28 to ...
  • Professional Racing Academy Coming to Speedsportz - September 23, 2016 New Caney, Texas - The addition of the Alan Rudolph Racing Academy to SpeedsportZ Racing Park’s extensive lineup, may be their biggest attraction yet. With an anticipated December 1st opening to the public, SpeedsportZ Racing Park will include European- style karts racing around the dual tracks at speeds of up to eighty-five miles per hour and multi- ...