Monday, January 16, 2017

Construction set to start in March on Rowlett's Crystal Lagoon


Developers plan to start work in March on the huge Crystal Lagoon waterpark and fountains that will be built east of Dallas on Lake Ray Hubbard.
California-based architects Lifescapes International said Monday that they've been hired to design the overall landscape of the $1 billion Bayside development in Rowlett, which will include the Crystal Lagoon.
"Guests and residents will enjoy the 8-acre crystal lagoon and fountain, as well as over four miles of lakefront trails, an open-air trolley and a Town Center Park, all surrounded by the most high-quality office, retail, residential, and hospitality product in the market," Julie Brinkerhoff-Jacobs, president of Lifescapes International, said in a statement.
Lifescapes International has designed resorts in California and worked on the Bellagio Resort and other projects in Las Vegas.
The Bayside project in Rowlett is planed for 262 acres along Interstate 30.
Lifescapes International has been hired to design the landscaping for the entire peninsula, including 25 acres of parks, rooftop gardens and beaches, and the perimeter of the Crystal Lagoon.
Surrounding the lagoon will be private beach clubs, cabanas, poolside areas and terraced gardens overlooking the water.
The design firm said it will be "Las Vegas-style beach zones" with swim-up bars and floating fire pits.
A giant fountain with over 250 water nozzles and lasers will give displays on the lagoon.
A waterfront zip-line, electric boats and cruisers for sailing and a surf machine are planned for the lagoon.
Bayside and the Crystal Lagoon are planned by developer Kent Donahue and Wilks Development.
Steve Brown/Dallas Morning News