First inflatable water park opens in North Texas

AltitudeH2O Water Park in Grapevine

Cool off this summer with a unique attraction in North Texas. AltitudeH2O is a new floating water park on Grapevine Lake.

The 25,000-square-foot water park is complete with inflatable slides, obstacles and trampolines. Kids and even adults can bounce around on the course and in the 8-foot-deep water.

Good Day’s Shannon Murray said she got quite a workout and had several wipeouts while trying it out.

“Really I thought that I was such an athlete. I didn’t think this would be too difficult. I thought I’d come out here, run around no big deal. This is not so easy,” she joked.

“The adults are the ones like they’ve had enough, finding muscles they haven’t used in a while and that kind of thing. But the kids are loving it and want to go do it again,” said Randy Sell, the Grapevine Lake parks and events manager.

Each $20 jump session is 45 minutes and includes an additional 15-minute safety orientation. Jumpers must be at least 6 years old and everyone is required to wear a life jacket.

“I went around one time. It probably took about 10 minutes. Of course, we were stopping here and there to make sure we got the right camera angle and everything was set up. But it took about 10 minutes to get around and I was exhausted after we finished. So 45 minutes is a good amount of time. But you can also pay for a double session which is $30,” Shannon said.

There’s a beach area with food and a playground so that families can hang out and enjoy the sun. Camping is also allowed at nearby Meadowmere Park.

“Come and be adventurous. Take it on and try it out,” Shannon said.