Allen Snags Wakeboard Park Dallas Wanted

Attraction will open at Allen Station Park this summer

By Ken Kalthoff
|  Thursday, Apr 14, 2011  |  Updated 8:15 PM CDT
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A new wakeboarding attraction will open this summer in Allen.

Ken Kalthoff, NBCDFW.com

A new wakeboarding attraction will open this summer in Allen.

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Construction has begun on a $2 million cable wakeboard attraction in Allen that was originally planned for Dallas.

Crews are digging a lake for Hydrous at Allen Station, which is scheduled to open in Allen Station Park this summer.

Instead of using boats, moving cables pull wakeboard riders across the water.

"We expect to draw from a very large region, even outside of Texas," said American Cable Group's Victor Toledo.

He said it would be the 11th cable wakeboard park in the United States.

American Cable Group is leasing the site for the attraction from the city of Allen.

The company planned to open the attraction at Fish Trap Lake in Dallas last year.

The city of Dallas granted a tax abatement to lure the feature to West Dallas.

"We were looking out for the kids in the neighborhood, and we were trying to create some recreational activity and create some jobs for the youth market," said Chad Lacerte, another American Cable Group executive.

But the Dallas Housing Authority, which controls the lake, is still reviewing the plan, so the company moved the project to Allen, executives said.

Toledo said Allen also has a new Cabela’s store, the Premium Outlet Mall and other attractions to help his wakeboard park succeed.

"There's a lot to offer for people here," he said.

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