New Caney: 610 acres of Grand Texas fun!New Caney: 610 acres of Grand Texas fun!https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=37552014-07-01T09:56:00Z2014-07-01T00:00:00Z

NEW CANEY, MONTGOMERY COUNTY - Grand Texas, the future 610-acre sports and entertainment district, will break ground on the first phase late this summer.

Features will include:

•  a 150-acre theme park;
•  a 40-acre water park;
•  an 83-acre sports complex;
•  a 144-lot RV park;
•  more than 240 hotel rooms; and
•  450,000 sf of retail and dining.

Grand Texas is estimated to draw 1.2 million annual visitors and will be located near the intersection of Hwy. 242 and Hwy. 59, about 35 miles east of Magnolia. It will feature Texas history and culture elements throughout the property.

The theme park is expected to span 71 acres in the first phase slated to open May 2016. The theme park has room to expand attractions on up to 150 acres in the future.

The Big Rivers Water Park will begin its first phase of construction on 28 acres in September 2014 and open in June 2015. The water park has space to accommodate up to 40 acres of development.

The sports complex will include indoor facilities and 20 sports fields with turf able to withstand up to eight inches of rain per hour without game delays.

The fields are designed to accommodate a variety of sports teams, including baseball, softball, soccer, lacrosse, football and rugby. Construction is expected to begin in August 2014 and open in March 2015.

The RV park will break ground in July and open in February 2015. The first hotels will be completed around the same period. There will be a 50-acre parking lot for visitors. A trolley shuttle system is planned in the coming years once the park opens.

Read more at Community Impact Newspaper.

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