El Paso Waterparks

El Paso, TX
Construction Cost: Lost Kingdom & Chapoteo - $18M, Camp Cohen - $13M (Estimated Costs)
Area / Square Feet: Camp Cohen - 68,625.69 SF, Lost Kingdom - 85,625.69 SF, Chapoteo - 50,850.16 SF
Occupancy Date: May 2021

Following the overwhelming approval of the 2012 Quality of Life Bond, the City of El Paso began an initiative to deliver more than $500 million in recreational facilities for community use and enjoyment. In 2016, WTI created El Paso’s master plan involving four waterparks, each situated in strategic regional areas to support all of El Paso’s potential visitors. The parks are strategically spread throughout the city to allow citizens easy, local access to fun in the sun.

The three parks WTI provided design services for are Camp Cohen, Chapoteo and Lost Kingdom, which offer a variety of themed entertainment options. Camp Cohen was the first park of the four to open, on Memorial Day Weekend 2021, and offers fun for everyone within a camp-themed setting. Following Camp Cohen was the opening of the Chapoteo Waterpark. Perfect for parties and celebrations, this waterpark is immersed with fiesta-themed elements such as brilliant colors, lights and music. This falls directly in line with the City of El Paso’s desire to create popular rental spaces.

Lastly, the Mayan-inspired waterpark, Lost Kingdom, portrays a historic presence while bringing chills and thrills perfect for adventure-chasers. There’s something for everyone at this entertainment-packed waterpark, including winding and twisting slides, a climbing wall, a leisure pool, Macaw Lagoon, Turtle Tides Lazy River and much more.


LEAD ARCHITECT: Parkhill, Smith & Cooper



  • Leisure pool
  • Lap pool
  • Kiddie pool
  • Water slides
  • Water playground 
  • Climbing wall
  • Lazy river


Chemical Control Systems: BECS Technology Inc.

Lane Markers: Competitor Swim

Filtration Systems: Neptune Benson / Evoqua

ADA Lifts, Cleaners/Vacuums, AquaClimb Water Play Features: Spectrum Aquatics