Ramaker & Associates specializes in waterpark and aquatic facility design from concept to completion. We’re masters at grasping the original ideas for a development and building on those ideas to see them through the concept development phase, to engineering drawings, to construction, and to the grand opening.
Because of our depth of experience and our multi-disciplinary approach, we are able to take the lead on a project in many phases. We have an open approach that allows us to share ideas and information throughout the course of a development.
EPIC Waters (in design)
Grand Prairie, Texas
EPIC Waters will be a 60,000 SF Indoor with approximately 1 to 3 acres of outdoor water amenities. The Recreation Center will include a Swimming Pool and Whirlpool. The Waterpark will include 4-6 Waterslides; Flowrider; Activity Pool with Play Features and Climbing Wall; Waterfall Feature with Climbing Structure; Wading Pool or Wet Deck with a Multi-Level Play Structure; Family Play Pool with Small Features and Play Areas for Young Children; Lounging Pool including a Swim Up Bar with offerings for both Children and Adults; Lazy River/Rapids River with Indoor and Outdoor Loops; and Double Wave Pool Allowing for Concurrent Operation with Different Wave Heights.
The Waterslides and Surf Features will be located to provide great visibility. Photo and video imagery can be captured and shown on monitors located throughout the Recreation Center or on large screens located above the Wave Pool or Surf Features. Proximity and visual connectivity to Lobby, Lounging and Snack Bar Areas will be considered to expand the entertainment value beyond riders to spectators.
The anticipated waterpark building program also includes retractable roof and wall systems; movie screens, video and projection equipment; LED light displays/features; party rooms; snack bar and restaurant; sports bar; retail store; arcade; cabanas; landscaped outdoor space with beach and deck areas; locker rooms and bathroom facilities; lifeguard staff area; building mechanical area and pool equipment rooms. The pools and features design will be developed in a manner that complements and is cohesive with these components.
Jay Peak Resort
This 40,000 square foot indoor waterpark, opened in November 2011, utilizes the latest technologies for energy efficiency, including a translucent Open-Aire building structural system (view video) and a shared heating system between the waterpark and hotel. Exciting water features include the first indoor AquaLoop in the United States (view video of an AquaLoop waterslide), a swimming hole with a climbing wall, two tube slides, one body slide, a wading pool with multi-level play feature and a surf feature! For those looking to relax, there is a large 700 foot leisure river, indoor and outdoor spas, and an outdoor lounging pool.
Hill Farms Swim Club
Ramaker & Associates provided the aquatic engineering for the 8-lane competition pool and diving hopper for this long-existing swim club.
UW Health at the American Center
UW Health at The American Center on the east side of Madison, Wisconsin, sees health care differently than most. Health care is viewed as a holistic endeavor where the mission is to not only diagnose and treat you when you're sick, but also to partner with you in health and wellness. Outfitted with a special fitness and sports performance wing, therapeutic pool, sports courts, sprint track, classrooms, and demonstration kitchen, this state-of-the-art center offers aquatic classes in Aqua Exercise, Arthritis Aqua Exercise, Lap Swimming, and Warm Water Gentle Moves.