Americans have always been determined to blaze new trails, whether wading through the waist-deep layer of tumbleweed covering Arizona or hacking through the petrified forest of national flags on the moon. Conquer the aquatic frontier with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $45 for one all-day cable pass with equipment rental for two (a $90 value)
- $49 for a full day of summer camp with equipment rental (a $99 value)
- $125 for five half days of summer camp with equipment (a $250 value)
During the all-day wakeboarding session, guests careen across the top of the lake outfitted in equipment, which includes a helmet, life jacket, and standard wakeboard.
Students master the arts of wakeboarding and wakeskating during summer camps for kids aged 7–16. Half-day summer camps run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Full-day camps run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lunch is provided for full-day campers.
Just off a straight stretch of the Trinity River, the sounds of laughter and victorious whooping grow louder. A curious look toward the hubbub yields a vision rarely seen in the city—helmet-clad athletes of all ages splash along the water's surface, launching their bodies in what looks like the offspring of waterskiing and snowboarding onto ramps, jumps, and railings that protrude from the water's surface like geometric islands. It's all part of a regular afternoon at Cowtown Wakepark, the watery brainchild of 20-year wakeboarding enthusiast Tommy Fambrough. During the course of three years, Tommy slowly formed the labyrinth of water-bound obstacles that visitors enjoy today, earning acclaim from the Trinity River Vision Authority's revitalization project for his riverside paradise's part in keeping the area an accessible and productive part of the community.
Each wakeboarding run begins when visitors strapped into their Liquid Force boards grab a cable and are pulled from the shore-side wooden platform across the water, cutting through the river's calm surface and pausing only to heckle passing fish. Spectators stick to the shore under covered tents and at picnic tables, or recline on the water's surface inside tented rafts. Onsite instructors can show first-timers the ropes, and also lead summer day camps to instill children aged 7–16 with wakeboarding, kneedboarding, and wakeskating basics.