The company is expanding its portfolio after investing in a new Nevada-based partnership to own Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas and Cowabunga Bay water parks. (Courtesy Typhoon Texas)
Houston-based Pyek Group, which manages Typhoon Texas, is expanding its brand and territory, according to a Nov. 12, Pyek Group news release. The company, which has a park in Katy and another in north Austin, has “created a new entity to own and manage the properties,” according to the press release.
The company is expanding its portfolio after investing in a new Nevada-based partnership to own Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas and Cowabunga Bay water parks. The new partnership will operate both parks under the Cowabunga brand in the 2022 season, and Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas will reopen as Cowabunga Canyon, according to the press release.
“It makes sense to create synergies under the same Cowabunga brand as both water parks are owned and operated by the same company,” said Evan Barnett, President of the Pyek Group.
The 22-acre Cowabunga Canyon, formerly Wet ‘n’ Wild Las Vegas, originally opened in 2013, and the 23-acre Cowabunga Bay opened in 2014. Typhoon Texas opened its Katy water park in 2016 and later acquired a north Austin park that opened as Typhoon Texas in 2017.
“We are excited to bring the management philosophy and culture that have contributed to the success of our Typhoon Texas water parks,” said Barnett. “We understand what it takes to create a clean, safe, family-friendly entertainment destination.”
According to the press release, the Pyek Group is hiring various positions as well as corporate positions in all four water parks. Seasonal recruitment will begin in early 2022.