Thursday, May 29, 2014

Point Mallard Waterpark Makes 14 Greatest Water Parks List

Among nationally known locations such as Orlando’s Wet ‘n Wild and Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, BuzzFeed featured one Alabama attraction – Point Mallard Waterpark – at number 11 in their list of “14 Greatest Water Parks in America.”

Known for its wave pool, speed slides and sandy beach, the Point Mallard Waterpark joins top waterparks such as Orlando’s Wet ‘n Wild, Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Great Wolf Lodge, Big Surf Waterpark, and Kalahari Resort on the list posted May 14, 2014 just in time for the summer travel season. BuzzFeed says Point Mallard Waterpark is “a great outing for the whole family.” The complete list of the top 14 waterparks can be found at According to BuzzFeed, the webpage has received nearly 85,000 views.

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“It is an honor for Point Mallard Waterpark to be named a top waterpark in the country and we are very excited about the exposure the list will generate for the park and the city of Decatur. In recent years, Point Mallard has experienced a wave of success largely due to a strong, cohesive leadership team and an innovative marketing plan that focuses on guest relations,” said Decatur-Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau President and CEO Melinda Dunn.

The Point Mallard Waterpark officially opened the 2014 season on Saturday, May 24. With plenty of water action, the waterpark offers a welcoming reprieve from the warm temperatures summer brings. The Waterpark is open daily until August 10 with hours 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. all other days. General admission is $20 for adults (ages 12-61 years old), $15 for youth (ages 5 to 11 years old), $15 for seniors (62+) and military, with half price days offered Monday through Thursday (excluding holidays).

The Point Mallard Waterpark is located in the heart of Point Mallard Park, a 750-acre municipal park providing year round activities and recreation facilities in Decatur. Additional facilities include an 18-hole golf course, a “Good Sams Park” campground, an indoor ice-skating rink, tennis courts, batting cages, a 3-mile walking/jogging/biking trail, and a driving range.  Point Mallard Park is also home to four of Alabama’s top festivals: Alabama Jubilee Hot-Air Balloon Classic, SoulStock, Spirit of America 4th of July celebration, and Battle for Decatur. For more information, visit or call 256.341.4900.

For more information, call the Decatur/Morgan County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 256.350.2028 or 800.524.6181.

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