A giant water park with indoor surfing, rock climbing and something called the “Ninja Warrior” obstacle course is slated to open on Long Island by late fall.
The Island Water Park in the town of Riverhead is “going to be a smaller version of Disney,” Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar told The Post on Wednesday.
“It’s going to be family-friendly entertainment at all skill levels. It’s going to be a year-round destination,” she said.
Aguiar said the attraction will also being creating partnerships with the community and “sourcing local businesses to utilize.”
“It’s going to create over 500 employment opportunities. They’re going to provide a symbiotic relationship with our business, the hotels, the restaurants and student interns,” she said.
Riverhead Councilman Frank Beyrodt Jr. said the “state-of-the-art” facility will draw more tourists out East.
“It has a tremendous economic impact. It’s going to be an economic multiplier for the town of Riverhead that we are embracing,” Beyrodt Jr. told The Post.
“It was the brainchild of Eric Scott and what a visionary to think of something like that.”
The park, which will also feature electric bumper boats with water cannons as well as a manmade lake, could be ready to welcome guests by late fall, Newsday reported.
The attraction has been more than 20 years in the making, with Scott first setting his eyes on a site near the town’s former landfill in 1998 before construction obstacles led him to sell the property.
This time around, it is slated for a 42.5-acre site on Middle Country Road in Calverton.
“It’s got a little of everything. And out here, there’s nothing for kids to do, so this is going to be groundbreaking for kids on Long Island,” Scott, president of Island Water Park, told the newspaper.
“All we have is baseball fields and football fields. This is going to be surfboarding and Ninja Warrior parks.”
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