OTTERTAIL, Minn., Oct 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Brad Stevens can't help but smile as he watches the final touches being completed on the new Thumper Pond Resort Water Park in Ottertail. Just 18 months after the roof collapsed, Stevens sits atop the new deck that overlooks the water park and enjoys the view of a new beginning for one of the biggest attractions in the Ottertail area.
Just before midnight on April 14, 2015, the roof above the water park at Thumper Pond Resort collapsed. Due to the time of day, no one was in the pool area. "We still say it was a blessing it happened when it did, and we are thankful no one was hurt...that's the most important part," said Stevens, General Manager at Thumper Pond Resort.
With the new water park come a few changes to help better serve guest needs, including a mezzanine area for more seating, new water features, and an additional party room for birthdays and family gatherings. A large outdoor patio is another unique and attractive component. The resort also added a new hospitality/meeting room that overlooks the waterpark. These features allow Thumper Pond Resort to better cater to groups and companies that use the facility for meetings year round. Throughout the reconstruction project, safety was at the forefront of the planning process.
"We had to look at what we can do and what we should do to keep it as an attraction," said Bill Schultz, Vice President of Madison Hospitality Group, LLC, the resort's management company. "We believe in this project and we believe in this community."
Like many resorts and hotels in the heart of lakes country, Thumper Pond Resort is busy with events and gatherings throughout the summer months. Additionally, Thumper Pond Resort remains active during the winter months due to its unique offerings and atmosphere, which includes the water park.
Featuring 78 spacious suites and 26 RV sites, Thumper Pond Resort is outfitted with convenient amenities making the resort a premier choice in central Minnesota lakes country for family reunions, corporate retreats, golf outings and destination weddings. With a stunning golf course and enough activities onsite to keep everyone busy, the resort is a premier choice of Otter Tail County hotels for group travel. Thumper Pond Resort is located three hours northwest of the Twin Cities, or ninety minutes southeast of Fargo.
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