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UPDATE - Rosemeade Rainforest Projected to Open Mid-July; City Expands Partnership with Farmers Branch

Post Date:06/04/2019 7:30 PM

rosemeadeThe City of Carrollton Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex (1334 E. Rosemeade Parkway) is now projected to open mid-July due to weather-related construction delays. An exact opening date will be dependent upon Mother Nature.

Because of the delayed opening, daily entrance fees once the pool is open will be discounted to $3 per resident and $6 per non-resident on both weekdays and weekends.

The City of Carrollton has partnered with the City of Farmers Branch for Carrollton residents to be able to visit the Farmers Branch Frog Pond Water Park for daily admission at the resident rate of $5 per person. Carrollton residents will also be able to purchase season passes to the Frog Pond Water Park at the resident rate of $50 per person three years and older, $130 per family (up to four members), and $10 per additional family member. Frog Pond season passes purchased by Carrollton residents will be honored at Rosemeade Rainforest once it is open.

Frisco-based Gold Medal Pools, the company making the voter-approved improvements to the Rainforest, gave an update to the Carrollton City Council at the meeting on Tuesday, June 4. President Josh Sandler said the company regularly includes an estimation of rain days in its construction proposal. Sandler said Gold Medal Pools estimated approximately 17 days of rain over the course of the Rosemeade construction, but there have been 94 days since the project began.

"We are committed to this project,” Sandler said. “This delay is not due to lack of manpower, but to a lack of a window of time to work. We’ve fought hard to work through the weather.”

To watch the City Council’s full discussion about the Rosemeade Rainforest project, visit carrolltontx.legistar.com. For more information, visit cityofcarrollton.com/pools.

 


 

UPDATE - Farmers Branch Water Park Open to Carrollton Residents Beginning May 25 During Rainforest Renovation

Post Date:05/20/2019 3:47 PM
 

Pool-Opening-Update-imageThe City of Carrollton Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex (1334 E. Rosemeade Parkway) opening, including swim lesson registration and private party rental opportunities, continues to be postponed for weather-related construction delays. 

 

An exact opening date has not yet been set and will be dependent upon Mother Nature, so the City of Carrollton has partnered with the City of Farmers Branch for Carrollton residents to be able to visit the Farmers Branch Frog Pond Water Park beginning Saturday, May 25 for daily admission at the resident rate of $5 per person. This arrangement is good for daily admission, but not season passes and will be honored until the Carrollton facility opens. 

Although the facility opening and swim lesson registration has been delayed, the City has found a way to offer swim lessons at the Carrollton Farmers Branch Independent School District Natatorium Monday, June 3 through Thursday, June 13 in the afternoon hours. Registration will be available for Carrollton residents beginning Friday, May 24. For more details, visit cityofcarrollton.com/signupnow.

As a reminder, the W.J. Thomas and Oak Hills splash parks have opened for the season and are available free to the public.

Additional Farmers Branch Frog Pond Water Park Details:
Frog Pond Resident rate is $5 per person 3 years old and up (2 and under are free).
$3 Spectator Fee for anyone NOT swimming
$5 Outside Food and beverage fee per cooler/bag; concessions are available onsite

 Hours:
 Saturday, May 25:  12-6pm
 Sunday, May 26:  12-6pm
 Monday, May 27:  12-6pm
 May 28-30:   Closed
 Friday, May 31:  12-6pm

 

 Regular Operating Hours Starting June 1:
 Monday/Wednesday:  11am-7pm
 Tuesday/Thursday:  12-8pm
 Friday, Saturday & Sunday:  12-6pm

 

For updates on the Rosemeade Rainforest improvements, visit cityofcarrollton.com/pools.

 


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UPDATE - City of Carrollton Pool Opening Postponed to Mid-June
Post Date:                  4/17/2019 1:36 PM

The City is excited about the voter-approved improvements coming to Rosemeade Rainforest this summer. Amenities scheduled as part of the upgrade include a newly built restroom, concession, and office building, as well as a shaded toddler splash pool, zero-depth entry activity pool, four-foot pool with seating wall, a diving well, and more! Due to weather and construction delays, the pool opening will be postponed to mid-June. To accommodate residents during the delay, the City is exploring a partnership with Farmers Branch and discounting annual memberships.  Details are in the works.  Also, as a reminder the City’s two free splash parks are scheduled to open May 1. Continue to check cityofcarrollton.com/pools for updated information.

 

 

 


Carrollton Pool Opening Postponed for Weather-Related Delays
Post Date:                  3/27/2019 4:46 PM

The City of Carrollton Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex (1334 E. Rosemeade Parkway) opening, including swim lesson registration and private party rental opportunities, has been postponed for weather-related construction delays.

Voters approved improvements as part of the 2018 bond election including a brand new restroom, concession, and office building, a toddler splash pool with shade, a zero-depth entry main pool with water features, a four-foot activity area in the main pool with a seating well, a makeover to the diving well, and more.

The Rainforest section also features two platform levels with bridge, water cannons, bubblers, spray bars, water slides, a 200 foot lazy river, and a 600 gallon dump bucket. The Main Pool section consists of a zero-depth entry activity pool with a depth of 4 feet, a 25 meter lap pool with eight lanes, a diving well, and two 22-foot-tall water slides. 

The facility also includes a bathhouse, deck space, picnic tables, lounge chairs, shaded areas, plenty of parking, and starting this summer, the Rosemeade Rainforest will have new hours of operation:

 

 Monday-Thursday  11am-8pm
 Friday  11am-6pm
 Saturday  10am-6pm
 Sunday  1pm-6pm
   

 

Swim lessons are offered from the American Red Cross June through August, at the Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex. Instructors are trained to make learning fun in a safe environment while providing a balanced program that teaches swimming skills and water safety to everyone from infancy to adulthood. Registrations will be announced at a later date.

For updates and more information on the Rosemeade Rainforest Aquatic Complex, visit cityofcarrollton.com/aquatics or call 972-466-6399.


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