Artist's drawing of the Pirate's Cove waterpark to open this spring at the Jellystone Park in Burleson, Texas.

Pirate’s Cove, the first waterpark in Burleson, Texas, is scheduled to open May 4 next to the North Texas Jellystone Park Camp-Resort.

“We’re pretty excited about it,” said Steve Stafford, general manager of the North Texas Jellystone, which is developing the 4-acre family entertainment center, which includes both wet and dry play areas as well as a food court with varied menu options.

According to a news release, Pirate’s Cove features a 26,000-square-foot, 36-foot high interactive water play park with seven waterslides plus interactive features, including a pirate-themed structure, a floating lily pad, a ropewalk, 28 cabanas and an activity pool.

The entertainment complex also has a 13,500-square-foot family entertainment center called Pirate’s Cove Fun Zone. It includes a 28-foot climbing structure, mini bowling, laser tag, a froghopper ride and more than 40 interactive and arcade games.

The Pirate’s Cove waterpark is open to the public for a nominal admission price, while the Pirate’s Cove Fun Zone and food court can be visited without an admission charge.

“We want to be able to cater to the needs of waterpark enthusiasts as well as people who simply want to drop by and have a place for their children to play or enjoy a meal without getting wet,” Stafford said.

The Pirate’s Cove entertainment complex will also provide special rates for organized activities for birthday parties, schools, churches and clubs. “We’re trying to provide a place for clean, wholesome family fun,” Stafford said.

Pirate’s Cove is also expected to provide a boost to the local economy. Stafford said applications are being accepted for 30 to 40 full- and part-time positions, including lifeguards, cooks, food servers, security and maintenance personnel. Interested job applicants are encouraged to email their resumes to [email protected]

For more information on Pirate’s Cove or on the Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, visit their respective websites at www.PiratesCoveFunZone.com and www.NorthTexasJellystone.com or call (817) 386-8000.






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