Up in the Adirondack Mountains, Lake George RV Park creates a vacation experience for the entire family, with 120-acres for campers to enjoy. Last summer, the park expanded their offerings with Cascade Cove: an outdoor pool complex designed by Aquatic Design & Engineering. Cascade Cove features a resort pool, spa pool, and a unique lily pad splash park and play structure.
10 Years in the Making
“It feels like I’ve been spending most of my life on this water park,” said Dave King, CEO & President of Lake George RV Park. “I spent 10 years planning it and 2 years building it. I spoke to a lot of operators who have built spray grounds in the last 5-10 years. All of them, when I asked, said if they had to do it over, would have started with a soft flooring system to begin with.”
He also noted that many of the operators who’d started with concrete pads were in the process of adding safety surfacing. “Adding soft flooring cuts down significantly on the minor incidents that occur and are reported during guest hours. We wanted to avoid these incidents from the very beginning.”
Between Dave King’s research and Aquatic Design & Engineering’s expertise in the field, they selected Life Floor to prevent accidents, add comfort, and create a splash pad design integrated with the surrounding nature.
Designing A Hopping Good Time
“When we started the design of the flooring for the interactive water feature at Lake George RV Park, we wanted to incorporate the character of the surrounding Adirondack Mountains,” said Josh Martin of Aquatic Design & Engineering. “Using Life Floor tiles gave us the flexibility to create a fun and whimsical lily pad design that embodied summertime and the natural beauty that guests would expect to see in this picturesque location.”
As a family destination, the water park was especially designed with inter-generational comfort in mind. “We cater to families with young children and the flooring is very beneficial to the young ones who crawl on it,” noted King. “We picked Life Floor for the durability, the aesthetic, the maintenance... people really enjoy the lily pad theme from above.” Aside from the waterslide and play structure, the resort pool has a beach entry and ADA handrail, which allows guests of all ages and abilities to enjoy the water. The clover shaped spa’s unique design also allows up to 40 guests at a time.
It was a true pleasure being part of this aquatic expansion and we look forward to hearing about the busy summer season filled with delighted guests!
A special thank you to Dave King and Josh Martin for sharing their thoughts and expertise.