Gilbert Arizona has announced it will be opening one of the worlds biggest and best water parks in the nation. As families look to find any way they can to get outdoors during the summer months, aquatic centers and splash pads have been popping up all over the valley. We haven’t seen anything quite like this before however. The town of Gilbert recently announced the park will called The Strand @ Gilbert.
What is it?
The Strand will be a massive new Gilbert Regional Park. This park will be unique in that it will be operated by a private company once built. The park will encompass more than 270 acres and the water park itself will be 25 acres in size.
Where is it?
The Strand @ Gilbert is being built at the intersection of Higley and Queen Creek roads.
What activities will be there?
This is where it gets really exciting. Current plans include some incredible attractions. A cable ski lake is being built that will allow skiers and wakeboarders to be pulled by an electrically driven cable. This will be a huge advantage for all those that love water sports. Currently Gilbert residents flock to the lakes that surround the phoenix metro area, but soon they wont have to leave the neighborhood, oh and don’t forget you wont need to buy a boat either! A surf lagoon is also being built. This isn’t your standard wave pool as there will be rideable waves for those brave enough to give it a go. There is also going to be a massive inflatable water park for kids of all ages. There will be multiple swimming areas of varying depths for kids and adults of all sizes to enjoy. Another very unique feature to be included will be real sand beaches to give you the feel of the ocean without the 5 hour drive to the coast. There will also be restaurants and clubhouse to relax at.
When will it be ready?
The Strand is expected to open in the summer of 2020. Stay tuned to RelocateAZ for updates when an exact date is announced.
How can we expect this to affect Gilbert housing prices?
This should have a very positive affect on housing prices in the Gilbert area. While we at The Reeves Team expect it to help all Gilbert housing, the impact will be felt most for houses directly surrounding the new park. If you are interested in purchasing a house near the new park let us know and we will be happy to find your dream home.
So what do you think of the new park being built? Are you as excited as we are or do you have reservations? Let us know in the comment section below.