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Wednesday, March 15 2017
Cedar Bayou Parks Exploring Sites in SW Cedar Rapids

Cedar Bayou Park had to make an extremely difficult decision this week.  Following the analysis of a geotechnical investigation performed earlier this year, it was determined that the ground was not suitable for a project of our size and weight without significant increases in construction and structural costs. We are disappointed that we will not be able to build on a great site in cooperation with Hawkeye Downs. Throughout this process; however, we have kept alternate sites on the radar and are now working to identify the site that best fits our vision and best serves the region. As of now, our schedule is still on track for opening in the last half of 2018, but will update as soon as anything changes. Thanks for your cooperation and patience as we bring this exciting venture to Eastern Iowa.

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Wednesday, December 14 2016
Look at this preliminary cool tower ride system designed by Avalanche!!!!

Avalanche Waterslide has done a preliminary design of the rides coming off of the tower.

It includes, 2 - 170 ft Skycaliber rides (see example of this ride), 2 - 130 ft Skycaliber rides (one just like in the video example and one with a corkscrew included), 6 - speed racing slides, 2 - 54" intertube & 2 - 84" family raft slides, 4 elevators. Again, these are just the rides off of the 170 ft tower. Best yet, there will be minimal waiting lines for the top four rides, because they will be based on signing up in 10 minute blocks for the elevator to the top!!!

More rides, surf machines, lazy river, youth play area, wave pool too come on ground level in future drawings!!!!

See our new Tower Ride Drawing!!!

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Monday, November 28 2016
Third party feasibility study is complete!!!

Isaac Sports Group has completed a lengthy and thorough evaluation of our project and we are pleased to share with you the executive summary of the feasibility and marketing study presented to us. For more detailed information please email our CEO at

Click here to see study executive summary!!!

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Monday, November 28 2016
Welcome to new team members!!!

Please join me in welcoming officially Water Technology, Inc. (WTI) to the design team and Avalanche Waterslides to the design/waterslide team. These two members are critical to our success!!! Both teams each have their own connection to Cedar Rapids and we are excited to have them aboard. Stay tuned as new rides are announced, starting with one sometime this week!!!


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Thursday, September 15 2016

Big Announcement!!! Jesse Thoeming has published his first book - Brown Bottle Squeeze.  This book is a must read for Cedar Rapidians. What a promotion of our great city!!! A very fun and interesting read!!! Please check out his website below!!!

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Thursday, September 15 2016
Congrats to our friends at Iowa BIG!!!

Congratulations to this outstanding group for receiving a $1 Million grant to allow them to continue pursuing this excellent form of education for high school students in Cedar Rapids... Special awesomeness of congratulation to Troy Miller and the rest of the staff. The students helped us our tremendously on some research marketing projects and we look forward to providing more learning opportunities in the future via Cedar Bayou Park!!!

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Thursday, September 15 2016
Cedar Bayou Park Presenting at 1 Million Cups in Cedar Rapids October 19th!!!!

We are proud to present Cedar Bayou Park - Aquatic Campus and Waterpark to anyone wishing to learn more about this project. The presentation will be at 9:00 AM at the Geonetrics Building in NewBo, Cedar Rapids!!! This is a great chance to come out and hear more about an exciting park coming to Cedar Rapids in the 2018 time frame and to ask a few questions. There will be a few new announcements at this presentation as well. Come along and enjoy a great venue for entrepeneurs and support Cedar Rapids business!!! Look forward to seeing you all there.

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Friday, August 12 2016

Cedar Bayou Parks, LLC has hired The Isaac Sports Group to perform a feasibility analysis of our project.
Results to be shared once complete - approximately 6 weeks from now.


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Tuesday, April 26 2016
Shive Hattery joins the team!!!

Great news!!! Shive Hattery (local company) has partnered with Cedar Bayou Parks, LLC to design the park. An early conceptual drawing can be seen on our home page, but be warned, the next few drawings coming out will really show a better feel for where this project is heading.

Please feel free to take a look at this great company at

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Monday, March 28 2016
Big News Coming Soon!!!

Big News is coming soon folks!!! Keep a watch out this next month or two for more information on Cedar Bayou Park!!!

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    Cedar Bayou Park is an integrated aquatic campus destined to be built and located in Eastern Iowa. The park will incorporate an indoor and outdoor water park along with competitive, therapeutic, and recreational components to provide a uniquely disperse aquatic experience for all ages.

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    Cedar Rapids, Iowa


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