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 water-skiing 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.
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While you're enjoying this park, be sure to check out their amazing restaurant for a tasty meal.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented activities and atmosphere at this park.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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Looking for a bite to eat? This park also has an awesome restaurant.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to this park — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little customers and their folks.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
When you come to Rodeo Zone's park, there's so much to do. It's all up to you!