Fort Smith, Arkansas- May 26, 2016- Parrot Island Waterpark, which is managed by American Resort Management opens for the season Memorial Day weekend on Friday, May 27 at 10 a.m. In addition to opening for the season, Parrot Island Waterpark has also invited guests to join them in celebrating Petey the Parrot’s first birthday at the park. The Parrot Island Waterpark mascot, Petey, will be available to take pictures and visit with the guests on opening day.

Parrot Island Waterpark and American Resort Management are pleased to announce several additions and improvements to the park for the second season. Two spacious party pavilions have been built to host birthday parties and other groups at the island and a 13x9 square foot shade structure now covers the concession stand shielding guests from direct sunlight while they order food and beverages.

Of the new additions, William Miller, Parrot Island Waterpark General Manager, says “I’m excited about all of the improvements and new additions made to Parrot Island Waterpark, which were all made with our guests in mind and we believe the additions will enhance their experience and enjoyment at the waterpark this year”.

Richard Coleman, Senior Vice President of Development & Operations of American Resort Management says of the opening: “We enjoyed a lot of success last year during our inaugural season and we are excited to build upon it and make the 2016 season even better! We pride ourselves on providing the citizens of Fort Smith, Sebastian County and surrounding areas with a safe, fun and affordable place to unwind and make memories.”

Parrot Island Waterpark features the region’s only wave pool, four suspenseful twisting water slides, a relaxing lazy river, an activity pool and a Tiny Tot themed children’s aquatic play area. The outdoor waterpark has over 370,000 gallons of aquatic fun and includes a variety of amenities, including cabana rentals, food and beverage concessions, 800 complimentary deck and lounge chairs, over 250 complimentary water tubes, expansive grass lawns for activities and much more.

Located at Ben Geren Park, visitors can enjoy Parrot Island Waterpark along with miniature golf, go karts, playground equipment, pavilions and outdoor picnic areas, softball and soccer fields, tennis courts, a 1 ½ mile fitness and circuit walking trail, two 18-hole disk golf courses, over eight miles of paved bike trails, 11 miles of mountain bike trails, and an outstanding 27-hole county golf course.

For more information, please visit . Parrot Island Waterpark is also on Facebook at and on Twitter @ParrotIslandWP

CONTACT: Richard Coleman
American Resort Management, Senior VP of Development & Operations
814‐833‐2631 ext. 101

Additional Information


American Resort Management, LLC is a rapidly growing full service national hospitality management & hotel development company with several new hotels under development. American Resort Management, LLC’s concentration is on the development and the long term management of; select and full service hotels, indoor water park resorts, outdoor water parks, family entertainment centers and franchised & independent restaurant concepts. American Resort Management, LLC achieves positive results from a “hands-on” management style that focuses on the guest experience. Driven by success, our focus is providing excellence at every level resulting in measurably higher returns. We operate our projects to the highest standards in the hospitality industry. Our aim is clear: to establish strong, profitable operations by providing well-maintained facilities staffed by friendly, well-trained individuals who embrace our commitment to exceeding our guests’ expectations each stay.

American Resort Management, LLC is an approved operator of facilities featuring brands from industry leaders such as; Hyatt Summerfield, and Hyatt Place, Starwood, Hilton, IHG and various other Franchise and independent flags and resorts.