Amusement Park Planned Southeast of Houston Moving Forward
The brainchild of a Texas cardiologist, a theme park planned southeast of Houston near a rising residential community is moving forward. The Houston Business Journal reports that Texas City officials recently approved construction permits for two buildings in Adventure Pointe, a theme park that will go up off Interstate 45 between Houston and Galveston.
The park will be built adjacent to Lago Mar, a 3,300-acre master-planned community currently being developed by Houston’s Land Tejas Cos. When finished, the community is expected to add almost 12,000 residents.
Adventure Pointe is slated to include a miniature railroad, go-karts, an outdoor ice skating rink, a pirate ride, a boardwalk, and an outdoor entertainment venue with seating for up to 1,200 people. Harvey Slusky, the man behind the project, may be a cardiologist by trade, but theme parks run in his family: His father, Louis Slusky, created Playland Park, the predecessor to AstroWorld.