New energy efficient waterpark with retractable glass roof just opened

Back in 2007 the West Baden Springs Hotel reopened in French Lick, Indiana as part of a casino resort complex. Today French Lick has a new addition, this one something kids will also like. Big Splash Adventure Water Park.

Just like the spectacular atrium of the hotel makes it unique, the water park has a feature that most indoor water parks don’t. The glass ceiling is retractable making the year round status more year round. For adults who want to relax away from kids who are careening down water slides with voices up a few notches, there’s a section called the Palm Cove. It’s adults only.

Big Splash Adventure is part of the Valley of the Springs Resort that opened on February 20. The various room combinations at Big Splash come with admission to the water park. Weekdays are $30 or so cheaper. For those of you interested in staying and playing “green,” the resort has received notice as because of its energy efficient design.

For one thing, that retractable water park ceiling that is perfect for warmer weather, also adds ventilation and improved airflow which adds to its energy efficiency. There are more energy efficient design elements. The ceiling is just the most noticeable.