Avalanche Bay Indoor Water Park

Project Size:
$21,000,000

Square Feet:
88,000 sq.ft.

Contract Type:
Design/Build

Owner:
Boyne USA

Architect:
Water Technologies/BETA Design Group

Location:
Boyne Falls, MI

Clark Construction Company was the Design/Builder on this new waterpark at Boyne Mountain. New 88,000 sq.ft. waterpark, featuring an indoor pool environment with multiple levels, tubes, slides, water jets, and spas. Overall the project components were designed for a very high moisture environment, presenting some unique construction challenges including:

  • Structural – heavy duty constructed concrete & steel foundations, slabs, decks, & framing to support the aquatic features
  • Finishes – very detailed ‘theme’ oriented overall esthetics and finishes, with an Austrian sky village theme
  • Mechanical – complicated piping (comparatively more piping than water treatment plants) that run continually; an HVAC system that also runs non stop to maintain the controlled environment; all systems integrated, controlled and monitored by computer and software
  • Electrical – complex electrical systems to support the various unique mechanical equipment and theme-oriented features

Avalanche Bay was selected as the 2005 “Industry Innovation Award” winner (the only indoor waterpark winner) by the World Waterpark Association. The selection is based on creativity of theming and ideas in water leisure.