Shark Wake Park 561, a new cable and water park complex, will hold its grand opening on Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Okeeheelee Park.
The park will open to the public at 10 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring Palm Beach County officials, Greg Norman Jr. and World Golf Hall of Fame member Greg Norman. At 11 a.m., Shark Wake Park’s Aqua Park and Cable Wake Park officially open for business.
The event will feature live music by Spred the Dub, food trucks provided by Dune Dogs and Curbside Gourmet, face painting and pro wakeboarding exhibitions. Shark Wake Park is also home to the Shark Shack, where guests can enjoy beer, wine, snacks, cold beverages and ice cream under the shade while they watch family, friends and the pros ride.
“This has been a true labor of love since day one, and there are no words to express my excitement to finally bring my vision for Shark Wake Park to my hometown,” said Greg Norman Jr., owner and CEO of Shark Wake Park. “Our grand opening party will be the culmination of years of hard work, and we encourage everyone to come out and celebrate with us and welcome Shark Wake Park to the community.”
For the young and young at heart, the Aqua Park is a massive inflatable floating playground featuring monkey bars, climbing towers, slides and more. The largest in Florida, the Aqua Park covers an acre of water, offering different challenge levels.
Sessions last 45 minutes, and children must be at least 7 years old, 45 inches tall and know how to swim. Reservations are recommended.
No gear, no experience, no problem at the Cable Wake Park, as its unique system allows for the best of wakeboarding without the need for a boat. Shark Wake Park features two full-size, 5-tower cable systems — one beginner and one advanced cable — allowing beginners to learn and pros to go as big as they like. Waterskiing, wake skating and knee boarding can also be done from the pulley system. A variety of daily passes are available, as well as rental equipment and gear.
At the event, the park will also unveil its state-of-the-art pro shop featuring floor-to-ceiling windows for optimal viewing pleasure, as well as a variety of exclusive Shark Swag, including hats, T-shirts, towels, stickers and wakeboarding gear.
The exterior of the pro shop features a one-of-a-kind mural by local artist K.C. Scott.
There is no cost to enter the park, and a viewing deck is available to those who want to hang out and enjoy the day. Starting June 16, Shark Wake Park is open daily for normal business from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.