In the News: Water World Renovations

Water World Renovations

Is it ever really too early to start planning for summer fun? We think not! And, it looks like the season will be heating up in Dothan. Water World renovations happening now will be enhancing our experience there in 2022. Learn all about the updates here!

About the renovations

Did you know that folks have visited Water World for 41 years? That’s almost a half century of memories! Soon, guests will have even more to enjoy, thanks to the ongoing Water World renovations.

The planning for those renovations have been in the works for a while. After successful proposals and project bids, the Dothan City Commission approved an architect in May 2021.

Wyatt Sasser Construction will complete the project. Their upgrades will focus on:

  • Making new wave equipment;
  • Building a brand-new front gate;
  • Fixing up the restrooms; and
  • Improving the concessions area.

Completion date

The summer can’t come quickly enough! That’s when the Water World renovations will be complete, giving you a great excuse to check out the facilities. See you there in 2022!

The price tag

The Water World renovations mean a better experience for locals and Dothan visitors alike. They also mean more jobs and profits, giving a boost to our local economy!

The current construction represents a $2.5 million investment in Water World. Additionally, an upcoming Phase 2 expansion is slated to cost anywhere from $8.2 to $17 million.

Phase two

Speaking of phase two—here’s what’s on the docket for that expansion:

  • Extra parking;
  • Slides;
  • A lazy river; and
  • Play structures.

Sounds like more fun in the sun is coming to Dothan!


Summer 2022 will make a big splash! After all, the upcoming Water World renovations will bring even more great ways to swim and play. First, though, we have to get through the holiday season! Considering all the treats and presents on the table, though, that doesn’t sound too hard.

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