Katy to become home of newest Houston-area water park

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Artist renderings of water park coming to Katy</span></div>
It's official: A water park is coming to Katy.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Thursday to mark the start of construction on Typhoon Texas. The water park will be located on a 43-acre near Katy Mills Mall at 555 Katy Fort Bend Road and is slated to open next May.

Developers say plans for the park include a wave pool, lazy river and slide rides.

"We were very intrigued when we first heard about this project a few years ago and our organization immediately agreed to help," said Katy Area Economic Development Council President/CEO Lance LaCour. "Our area does not have any attraction like this and I believe it will be an excellent addition, particularly for families."

The Katy Area Economic Development Council says the water park will have a positive economic impact for the Katy area, but did not provide any projections.
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