Scheduled to open in spring 2012, the park will encompass more than 16 acres and will include a 10-acre lake with a full six-station Sesitec Cable System and two smaller lakes with cables powered by the Sesitec System 2.0. Cable wakeboarding systems are designed to allow for the popular water sport without the use of boats.
This innovative multi-lake design will accommodate wakeboarders of all skill levels from beginners to advanced, while the park's signature will be an elaborate series of rails and obstacles. Many of the obstacles at the Emerson park will not be available anywhere else in the United States and the custom obstacles will be the first of their kind in the world.
"In creating this facility, we've set out to build and operate one of the finest cable wakeboard parks in the world," said Austin Singleton, one of the principals in the wake park. "We've brought together a team and the design to make that happen, and our location at LakePoint Sporting Community and Town Center is the icing on the cake."
The announcement was posted Tuesday at www.alliancewake.com. Lake Allatoona has been the setting for a professional wakeboard tournament each May for the last five years. The summer 2012 proposed open date is nearly a year before the scheduled completion date of Lake Point's first phase. LakePoint's core development, covering 260 acres, will be comprised of 16 Major League Baseball-sized fields, 12 soccer and lacrosse fields and a 100,000 square-foot indoor sports facility. Grading is slated to begin on March 1.
Alliance Wake is also hosting a contest for the naming of the park. Submissions can be entered at www.wakeparkatlanta.com. The winning submission will be awarded a lifetime pass to the wakeboard park.