June 19, 2017
Martin Aquatic Proud to be Part of World’s First All-Accessible Water Park
One of the most rewarding projects that our team here at Martin Aquatic Design & Engineering (Martin Aquatic) has been involved in, an inclusive water park, just opened to international acclaim from news outlets all over the world.
More importantly, for the children with special needs who have been able to experience it firsthand, it was received with joyful smiles and true happiness.
Located outside of San Antonio, Texas, Morgan’s Inspiration Island is considered the world’s first all-accessible splash park that welcomes guests of all ages and abilities. Built as an addition to the theme park focusing on special-needs individuals, Morgan’s Wonderland, the water park includes five water play areas engineered by Martin Aquatic to be entirely inclusive, while also giving guests a uniquely fun and engaging experience playing with water. The five areas are all themed with a different tropical design, from a rainforest with water curtains streaming from the trees to a pirate ship with geysers and water cannons.
Martin Aquatic took special considerations into the engineering such as developing one water play area to use heated water for guests with sensitivities to cold temperatures. As well, all of the water features use the most advanced filtration for both water conservation and protection from illness for those with immune sensitivities. Together with specially-designed waterproof wheelchairs provided by the park, these water features give individuals with physical or cognitive special needs “a place where they can splash and play without barriers.”
Being a part of the consulting team who helped bring this all-accessible park to reality has been an incredible honor, and we’re thrilled to see it open its doors—which it does free of charge to anyone with a special need.
Photo credits: Robin Jerstad/Jerstad Photographics