How to Build a Water Park

Water parks build are currently one of the most popular and profitable themed tourism projects. Generally speaking, the construction period of the water park is 6 to 18 months, the first or second year is the payback period, and the third year is turned into a profit-making period. If the water park has been in a state of loss continuously, it is probably related to its initial planning. Water parks can be divided into small and large water parks in terms of scale. The large water park is a comprehensive playground equipped with various splash toys, splash shacks, water slides, wave pools, drifting rivers, and other water play equipment. The rise of water parks has changed the form of water entertainment to a large extent and has developed rapidly in recent years, becoming one of the most important theme park projects.


According to Histar's years of industry experience, the following 10 steps can help you quickly start your water park project:

1: Business Planning of the Water Park
2: Conceptual Design & Selection of Water Play Equipment
3: Overall Planning and Design
4: Rendering Design
5: Quotation
6: Production
7: Civil Construction
8: Equipment Installation and Debugging
9: Team Formation
10: Official Opening

1: Business Planning of the Water Park

a) Market survey: investigate the market size and peer competition of the project, determine the market positioning, the reasonable investment amount and the investment ratio of each functional module.
b) Site selection and civil construction cost: the site cost and civil construction cost of the water park account for the largest proportion of the entire project investment, usually accounting for more than half of the total investment, of which the construction cost of the civil work part and the water play equipment cost ratio about 1.8:1.
c) Brand planning: according to the investment ideas and market positioning, determine the brand strategy and competitive strategy of the project. Create entertainment ideas from the perspective of target consumers and future marketing to form differentiated selling points.


2: Conceptual Design & Selection of Water Play Equipment

a) Make conceptual design based on commercial positioning, specifically determining the theme image, equipment list, floor plan, overall bird’s-eye view, etc.
b) Select and purchase water play equipment according to the equipment list provided by the conceptual design, and determine the equipment production cycle, installation location, floor area, and basic drawings.

b) Schematic design: the plan of each district, tour route, traffic route, and evacuation route.
c) Construction design: including landscape design, equipment package design, lighting system design, signage system design, etc.

4: Rendering Design

On the basis of the scheme design, the rendering design is carried out. Every design Histar makes is the result of a collaborative effort of our architects, engineers, operations specialists, and mechanical specialists. Seamless teamwork allows us to maximize the combination of ingenuity, practicality, safety, and efficiency. Our design lays a solid foundation for the long-term success of a water park, making it not only high-quality rides and an appealing theme but also easy to operate.


5: Quotation

Combined with the final design proposal, we will quote for the entire project, including equipment production, transportation, and post-installation services.

6: Production

According to the equipment list and design drawings, the production of water play equipment is carried out. Histar can provide you with premium water play equipment with novel styles and practical function. In addition, Histar’s delivery period is shorter than the industry average, which helps your project start as soon as possible.

7: Civil Construction Stage

Carry out civil construction according to the planning drawings of the water park, paying special attention to the location of embedded parts, water inlets and outlets, and load-bearing structures.

a) Equipment installation and commissioning;
b) Equipment maintenance and operation training.

9: Team Formation

Start manpower recruitment three months before opening. Since the customers of water parks are usually children and teenagers, safety is the first consideration. Therefore, your team needs specialized training on security standards and operating practices.
a) Establish an operation management system;
b) Recruit core management and equipment maintenance personnel before installation and commissioning;
c) In the late stage of equipment installation and commissioning, make sure that amusement equipment operators are in place;
d) Service etiquette and process training, safety management training;
e) Personnel in operation, maintenance, and management obtain corresponding certificates;
f) Basic knowledge training of water play equipment, operation emergency drill training, and simulated practical training for each post.

10: Official Opening

a) Pre-Publicity;
b) Event Arrangement;
c) Passenger Flow Safety Control;
d) Crisis Public Relations Drill;
e) Safety Emergency Plan;
f) Preferential Policies for Opening;
g) Equipment Maintenance and Update.


Based on the above 10 steps, your water park can usually be carried out smoothly as expected. As an expert in the field of water play equipment design and manufacturing, Histar has sufficient success experience and start-of-the-art production capacity, thus we can work together to lay the foundation for the long-term success of your project.

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As a time-tested splash pad company of water play equipment design and manufacturing, Histar has sufficient success experience and state-of-the-art production capacity to help you create a premium water park,and we love helping our clients bring their vision to life.