Parrot Island Waterpark Hosts Surf-A-Thon for Local Flood Relief

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June 03, 2019
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Parrot Island Waterpark Hosts Surf-A-Thon for Local Flood Relief


Fort Smith, Arkansas – June 3, 2019 – Parrot Island Waterpark is hosting a Surf-A-Thon to in- 
troduce  their  new  attraction,  the  FlowRider®  Double,  and  raise  money  for  United  Way  of 
Fort Smith for local flood relief.

Surf-A-Thon participants will have the opportunity to ride Parrot Island’s new attraction, the 
FlowRider® Double, to see how long they can surf upright. Pledges will be collected at a minimum of 
$1.00 per second. The top 20 surfers who earn the most money, plus 10 of their friends and family 
members, will be invited to a private after-hours party.


The opening day of the Surf-A-Thon is June 22. This day is designated for special guests. It will 
include local government officials, business owners and leaders, media personalities, and more. The 
general public will be able to participate in the Surf-A-Thon June 23-25.

To participate in the Surf-A-Thon, visit www.parrotislandwaterpark.com/surfparrotisland and fill 
out a registration form. Anyone over 48” can participate in this event. The pledge drive is 
happening now through June 14.

“We are very grateful to be able to utilize our new attraction, the FlowRider, to give back to the 
community in this way. This is going to be a very fun event that we hope will raise a lot of money 
for United Way of Fort Smith to help local families affected by the flood. We are so proud to be a 
part of a community that comes together during difficult times to help one an- other.” Kyle Taylor, 
General Manager

Designed and engineered in Southern California by WhiteWater, the FlowRider® Double gives patrons 
of all ages the opportunity to experience the thrill of surfing.   A thin sheet of water 
(approximately 3 inches) is pushed across a patented trampoline-like ride surface by use of 
powerful pumps. This creates an “endless wave” on which patrons can bodyboard or stand-up ride on a 
board that is a hybrid of a skateboard and snowboard.

The FlowRider® Double has the option of placing an inflatable divider in the middle so that two 
patrons can safely ride simultaneously.

Season and Day Passes are available for sale online at www.parrotislandwaterpark.com, at the Parrot 
 Island  Waterpark  ticket  office,  located  at  7300  Zero  Street  in  Ben  Geren  Park  Fort 
Smith, or by phone at 479-788-6550, Monday-Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Parrot Island Waterpark is the ideal venue for summer birthday parties, group outings, and private 
events. Call today to reserve your date!

Parrot Island Waterpark features the region’s only wave pool, a NEW 2-Lane FlowRider, four awesome 
twisting turning water slides, a relaxing lazy river, an activity pool and a themed children’s 
aquatic play area. The outdoor waterpark has over 370,000 gallons of aquatic fun and has a variety 
of amenities, including party pavilions, cabana rentals, food and beverage concessions,  800  
complimentary  deck  and  lounge  chairs,  over  250  complimentary  water tubes, expansive grass 
lawns for relaxing and much more, and is open Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Located  at  Ben  Geren  Park,  residents  and  visitors  can  enjoy  Parrot  Island  Waterpark  
along with miniature golf, playground equipment, outdoor picnic areas and pavilions, softball and 
soccer fields, tennis courts, a 1 ½ mile fitness and circuit walking trail, two 18-hole disk golf 
courses, over eight miles of paved bike trails, 11 miles of mountain bike trails, and an out- 
standing 27-hole county golf course.

For more information, please visit www.parrotislandwaterpark.com . Parrot Island Waterpark is also 
on Facebook at www.facebook.com/parrotislandWP and on Twitter @ParrotIslandWP
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