Tag: Grand Texas Sports & Entertainment District

Speed Street officially opens in New Caney-based Grand Texas

1024x1024mmThe first of many milestones for the Grand Texas in New Caney, Speed Street was officially opened providing access to the public entrance for the Speedsportz Racing Park. click here for complete story

RV park at long-delayed Grand Texas now open

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The first facility at the future Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District in New Caney is finally open. Grand Texas RV Resort hosted its first guests last weekend, roughly a year after construction began on that portion of the development, according to Grand Texas’ official newsletter. A grand opening for the RV Resort will be announced in the coming weeks. click here for complete story

Grand Texas Theme Park headed to New Caney

HEROAfter setbacks and delays, a water park, an RV park and a kart-racing track are under construction at Grand Texas—a 632-acre amusement park development in New Caney at the intersection of Hwy. 59 and Hwy. 242.

Speedsportz Racing Park and Grand Texas RV Resort are projected to be complete this fall after heavy spring rain and infrastructure construction delayed the projected summer completion, Grand Texas CEO Monty Galland said. Big Rivers, the water park within Grand Texas, is on track to open by spring 2017. Once Big Rivers is complete, construction will begin on Grand Texas’ namesake-bearing 200-acre amusement park. click here for complete story

Grand Texas developer reveals updated theme park plans, new project timeline

A new construction timeline has been revealed for the proposed 610-acre mixed-use theme park in New Caney along Hwy. 242, said Monty Galland, CEO of the privately funded Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District.

TOM-2015-07-16-01-1M1Portions of Grand Texas, which were originally scheduled to open to the public in early to mid-2015, have been delayed anywhere from a few months to more than a year due to design limitations with a previous engineering firm and delays in utility hookups, Galland said.

“It’s unfortunate—we understand the anticipation [for the park],” Galland said. “[Grand Texas is] going to happen. Unfortunately it’s not the timetable that we expected or anybody else wanted.”

After parting ways with the park’s previous firm, Grand Texas officials hired Conroe-based engineering group Bleyl & Associates to rework the park’s master plan, Galland said. Though the plan is not fully completed, Galland said some portions have been tweaked to offer more components for the estimated 1.2 million visitors projected to attend the park in its first year of operation. click here for complete story

Grand Texas developer reveals updated theme park plans

zzxasMonty Galland, CEO of the privately funded Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District, has detailed a new construction timeline for the proposed 610-acre mixed-use theme park in New Caney along Hwy. 242.

Portions of Grand Texas, which were originally scheduled to open to the public in early to mid-2015, have been delayed anywhere from a few months to more than a year due to design limitations with a previous engineering firm and delays in utility hookups, Galland said.

“It’s unfortunate—we understand the anticipation [for the park],” Galland said. “I have four kids, and every day I come home to a 9 year old and 7 year old asking, ‘How’s Grand Texas doing?’ [Children] are the ones I don’t want to disappoint the most. [Grand Texas is] going to happen. Unfortunately it’s not the timetable that we expected or anybody else wanted.”

After parting ways with the park’s previous firm, Grand Texas officials hired Conroe-based engineering group Bleyl & Associates to rework the park’s master plan, Galland said. Though the plan is not fully completed, Galland said some portions have been tweaked to offer more components for the estimated 1.2 million visitors projected to attend the park in its first year of operation. click here for complete story