Groundbreaking for new water park in Katy

By Courtney Gilmore - Anchor/Reporter

KATY, Texas - Officials broke ground Monday on a new water park that will be located in Katy.

Typhoon Texas is expected to be next to Katy Mills Mall off Interstate 10 in the 500 block of Katy Fort Bend Road.

The 43-acre water park is privately funded and will include six separate bodies of water, a splash pad, a 1,500 foot lazy river, a rain fortress for the kids, and water slides that will delight the heart of the bravest thrill seeker.

Typhoon Texas's slides will pump out 28,000 gallons of water per minute.

Investors said this was a venture that made sense.

The water park will generate jobs and lasting memories for families.

The water park is slated to open May 2016.

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