Is a water park coming to Currituck County? If it does it will be on mainland Currituck about two miles north of the Wright Brothers Memorial Bridge in Harbinger.

There have been a number of proposals over the years to create some type of tourist draw along the corridor leading to the Outer Banks; none of them really had any traction, though, but this one may be different.

It’s still very early in the game but a proposal from Aquatic Development Group (ADG) that is coming up for public hearing on May 2, may be the concept that goes from design to reality.

ADG is a New York based company that specializes in waterparks. Their proposal of an 80 acre water park is the most professional and complete package presented to commissioners yet. 

As Ben Woody, Plannng Director for the county told the Outer Banks Voice, “This is probably the most tangible project we’ve ever approved.”

The design submitted for approval includes a 110’ water slide, a lazy river for tubing and a surf simulator. 

ADG has designed water parks for 6 Flags, a number of ski resorts as well as pools on a scale rarely seen—they were the firm that redesigned and built the Coast Guard’s rescue swimmer pool in Weeksville, completing the project in 2012.