SplashDown Beach Honored At Dutchess Tourism Awards of Distinction

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY – Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) celebrated National Travel Rally Day with the announcement of the winners of the 2019 Dutchess Tourism Awards of Distinction, Tuesday, May 7th in front of a sold-out crowd at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library & Museum.

Winners in each category (in bold) received beautiful, hand-crafted awards made by Hudson Beach Glass:
The Dutchess County Executive’s Award for Overall Distinction: Fishkill Farms

Finalists were: 40 Cannon Street, Omega Institute

Arts Award of Distinction: Clove Creek Dinner Theater

Finalists were: BeaconArts, MJN – Majed J. Nesheiwat Convention Center

Culinary Award of Distinction: Terrapin Restaurant

Finalists were: Sloop Brewing Co. @ the Factory, Taste New York Store at Todd Hill/Cornell Cooperative Extension Dutchess County

Family Entertainment Award of Distinction: SplashDown Beach

Finalists were: Four Brothers Drive-In, Lilymoore Farm

History Award of Distinction: Bannerman Castle Trust

Finalists were: Beacon Historical Society, Historic Red Hook

Outdoors Award of Distinction: Malouf’s Mountain Campground

Finalists were: Dover Stone Church, Orvis Sandanona

Hospitality Award of Distinction: Scott Koster, Millbrook Vineyards & Winery

Finalists were: Janett Pabon, Hotel Tivoli & The Corner Restaurant, Djan Paunovic, Terrapin Restaurant

“Our awards of distinction recognize local businesses that go above and beyond, providing exceptional experiences to visitors, a hallmark of all that makes us Distinctly Dutchess,” said Dutchess County Executive Marcus J. Molinaro. “I congratulate this year’s finalists and winners, including Fishkill Farms, the winner of the County Executive’s Award for Overall Distinction, and we thank all those recognized today for their dedication to telling the Dutchess County story. Each offers an incredible variety of high-quality programming and attractions – from every sector and corner of our county – and they showcase the myriad different experiences we have for travelers and residents alike here in Dutchess County.”

 

U.S. Top 10 Water Park

(Fishkill, NY) July 24, 2018-SplashDown Beach, America’s Biggest Little Water Park, is proud to announce that it has been named the #8 Best Water Park in the United States, and #22 Worldwide, according to TripAdvisor.

This recognition comes following the addition of a brand new attraction, The Megalodon, which made its debut this season.  “We focus on delivering the best experience for our guests here at SplashDown Beach, and it means a lot to be recognized among the best in the world” said Steve Turk, the park’s owner.  The Turk family purchased the underperforming water park in 2004, and has since invested nearly $25 million into the now ranked #1 water park in the state of New York.

Chief Operating Officer Andrew Chafatelli said, “Our team members deserve so much credit. While we have many great rides and attractions at SplashDown Beach, our team members are what makes this park so special. Every member of the team works hard to ensure we operate as one of the cleanest, safest, and friendliest family destinations in the world.”

Operating seasonally from Memorial Day to Labor Day, SplashDown Beach features attractions for all ages.  It is also home to “the best food in the water park business” according to Turk.  The park offers multiple delicious food options, including local favorite Cosimo’s pizza, as well as Nathan’s Famous, and more.

Platinum Award Winner

SplashDown Beach Receives Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award.

SplashDown Beach announced today that it has been awarded the prestigious “Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award”. Earning this award demonstrates that the aquatic facilities they operate consistently exceed industry standards in risk management and epitomize aquatic safety excellence. International Aquatic Safety Awards are conferred to deserving aquatic facilities by Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. – International Aquatic Safety and Risk Management Consultants. “It Is apparent that the entire staff embodies the idea of setting the standard in aquatic safety and swimmers who frequent this aquatic facility are afforded the highest degree of swimmer protection currently available for the aquatic industry,” said Richard A. Carroll, Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. Senior Vice President and COO. International Aquatic Safety Awards are presented annually to participants in E&A’s Comprehensive Aquatic Risk Management Program (CARMP) and are based on the results of multiple random Unannounced Aquatic Facility Operational Safety Audits throughout the year. These audits include undercover video surveillance of individual lifeguards while they protect their Zone of Protection® areas, in order to accurately evaluate their professional diligence. Additionally, individual and team basic life support and rescue skills are evaluated, along with simulated emergencies that measure the effectiveness of established Emergency Action Plans. The audit concludes with administrative, supervisory and facility evaluations. All E&A client facilities are top performers and represent the finest and safest aquatic facilities in the world. As such, it is of particular note when E&A facilities perform so well that they are granted an International Aquatic Safety Award. International Safety Awards are presented only to E&A’s most elite clients. Presented in three levels – Silver, Gold, and Platinum – only the top 10% of E&A clients in the world receive a Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award each year.

-Ellis & Associates, Inc

Family Road Traveled

Safe to say, you’ll love this place! They call themselves America’s Biggest Little Water Park. After experiencing it, feels like the perfect sized water park for families. I’ve visited dozens of water parks, one of the perks of this blog, and I’m awarding this one the cleanest of all. It’s spotless with perfectly designed colorful rides. No chipped paint or repairs needed here, it’s like a five star water resort without towel service.

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Enter To Win VIP Tickets to K104’s Private Listening Party with Max!

MAX is coming to SplashDown Beach this Monday, August 31 at 1:00 p.m.! Lucky winners of K104’s “Listen to Win” contest will receive VIP access and seating for a Private Listening Party.

SEE TORI KELLY AT SPLASHDOWN BEACH

Enter To Win VIP Tickets to K104’s Private Listening Party with Tori Kelly!

Tori Kelly is coming to SplashDown Beach this Thursday, August 20 at 5:00 p.m.! Lucky winners of K104’s “Listen to Win” contest will receive VIP access and seating for a Private Listening Party. Justin Beiber, Austin Mahone and now Tori Kelly—you never know who you’ll see at SplashDown Beach!

Torri Kelly

Named Top 25 Water Park in the United States

TRIPADVISOR GIVES SPLASHDOWN BEACH TOP HONORS
July 28, 2015

Fishkill, NY, July 28, 2015 – SplashDown Beach has been named a 2015 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award winner as a Top 25 Water Park in the United States. The Fishkill attraction received the #16 spot, beating out several well-known water parks throughout America. Travelers’ Choice Award winners are determined based on the reviews and opinions of millions of TripAdvisor travelers around the globe.

“We’re thrilled to receive this recognition as one of the best water parks in the country,” said Steve Turk, President of Turk Hospitality Group, which owns and operates SplashDown Beach. “Since purchasing the park in 2004, we’ve invested over $20 million dollars in new rides, refurbishments and aquatic training and safety programs. Our mission is to continue investing heavily in new attractions geared towards our young family market; and of course, we have another new surprise coming for 2016! SplashDown Beach just keeps getting better and better!”

SplashDown Beach expanded again this summer with the opening of the $2.5 million Arctic Mammoth Family Raft Ride. At over six stories tall and 650 feet long, the Arctic Mammoth is one of the largest family raft rides in the Northeast.

SplashDown Beach, America’s Biggest Little Water Park, is located in Fishkill, New York, just 60 minutes from New York City. Owned and operated by Turk Hospitality Group since 2004, SplashDown Beach offers water fun and adventure for the whole family. New for 2015, the Arctic Mammoth Family Raft Ride is a 5-person raft ride down six stories of twists, back-to-back curves and vortex loops. Thrill seekers will experience an adrenaline rush on Arctic Plunge Racer, a 5-story mat racer that launches riders into a head-to-head drag race to the bottom, flying over vertical curve humps and gaining even more speed before landing at the finish line. Humunga Half-Pipe is New York’s only 4-story zero gravity half-pipe, and everyone is sure to make a splash with the Bullet Bowl, Monster Wave Pool, Croc Creek Lazy River, Coconut Pool, and Rock Beach. Little ones will love Bob the Builder™ Splash Works™ with over 50 interactive water features and Dizzy’s Water Whirler, the first Bob the Builder™ ride of its kind. Boasting the best food in the water park business, SplashDown Beach offers hungry swimmers selections like Cosimo’s Pizza on the Boardwalk, Cosimo’s Shipwreck Grill & Café, Iggy’s Fresh Mex, The Waffle Hut and Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs. Birthday parties, corporate picnics, family reunions and groups are welcome and private catering is available. Open daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. For more information contact (845) 897-9600 or www.splashdownbeach.com.

Arctic Mammoth

NEW! Arctic Mammoth

SPLASHDOWN BEACH ANNOUNCES NEW ATTRACTION
“Arctic Mammoth” Family Raft Ride Opens June, 2015

Fishkill, NY—SplashDown Beach Waterpark – One of the biggest Family Raft Rides in the Northeast will be built in Fishkill, NY. “The Arctic Mammoth, standing nearly six stories tall and more than 600 feet long, will be by far the largest attraction in the waterpark,” says park general manager Andrew Chafatelli. Guests will climb aboard a 5 person raft and twist and turn down breathtaking back-to-back curves, drops and vortex loops. This thrilling new attraction is projected to open in June, before the park opens full time for the summer season. ProSlide Technology from Ottawa, Canada has been awarded the contract to manufacture the new attraction.

It will be located adjacent to Dizzy’s Water Whirler and follows the 4 Lane Arctic Plunge, which opened in 2013, as the second of many new ‘Arctic Adventure’ attractions the park is planning for the future.

“The Arctic Mammoth is definitely an experience for the entire family,” says owner Steve Turk. “With a minimum rider height of 36 inches, families will be able to ride the raft together and share in the fun.” The Turk family has added a wave pool, Bullet Bowl, 2 Pipelines, Bob the Builder ™ spray ground, and 10 other major attractions at the park since taking ownership in 2004.

SplashDown Beach, America’s Biggest Little Water Park, is located in Fishkill, New York, just 60 minutes from New York City. Owned and operated by Turk Hospitality Group since 2004, SplashDown Beach offers water fun and adventure for the whole family. Thrill seekers will experience an adrenaline rush on Arctic Plunge Racer, a 5-story mat racer that launches riders into a head-to-head drag race to the bottom, flying over vertical curve humps and gaining even more speed before landing at the finish line. Humunga Half-Pipe is New York’s only 4-story zero gravity half-pipe, and everyone is sure to make a splash with the Bullet Bowl, Monster Wave Pool, Croc Creek Lazy River, Coconut Pool and Rock Beach. Little ones will love Bob the Builder™ Splash Works™ with over 50 interactive water features and Dizzy’s Water Whirler, the first Bob the Builder™ ride of its kind. Boasting the best food in the water park business, SplashDown Beach offers guests selections like Cosimo’s Pizza on the Boardwalk, the Shipwreck Grill & Café, and Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs. Birthday parties, corporate picnics, family reunions and groups are welcome and private catering is available. Open daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. For more information contact (845) 897-9600 or www.splashdownbeach.com.