Pawnee Plunge Waterpark Expansion

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Columbus, Nebraska

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Waters Edge Aquatic Design teamed to renovate, update, and expand Pawnee Plunge Waterpark.

The addition of a new 6-lane, 25-yard lap pool and previously missing deep water allows guests the opportunity to experience competition style swimming, as well as multiple heights of diving and artificial rock climbing among the new 1-meter and 3-meter boards.

A new concession and spray ground area was created. Natural landscaping was provided throughout the park to help soften and connect the multiple spaces. As a signature feature, Columbus also received the very first FlowRider wave simulation attraction in the state of Nebraska.

The existing recreational pool was revamped with a new pirate themed play structure and multiple sprays. Existing slides and features that remained were repainted and coated from faded pastel pinks and purples to more appropriate deep earth tones.

Fun Fact: The FlowRider wave simulator at Pawnee Plunge was the first wave simulator installed in the state of Nebraska. Guests travelled to experience the thrills of surfing. No need for a large body of water, it is fully self-contained and adjustable.

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