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New Restaurants, Pickleball and more open at Award-Winning OWA Parks & Resort

Foley, AL — Since its opening in 2017, OWA Parks & Resorts has continued to grow and expand its offerings to guests. Along with current development trends in Baldwin County, which has been identified as the fastest-growing county in Alabama, OWA’s continued growth highlights its popularity among locals and tourists alike. This award-winning property has once again been voted Best Amusement Park and Best Arcade in the 2024 Best of Baldwin Awards, as well as Best Waterpark and Best Attraction for Visitors in last years’ awards. And just recently, the newest addition to Tropic Falls, Big Water Bay outdoor wave pool and Coastal Curl surf simulator, were recently recognized as one of the seven finalists in Business Alabama’s “Project of the Year” awards for the state of Alabama. And it’s only getting better!

Tropic Falls at OWA continues to be one of the area’s most popular vacation destinations.  Beginning March 11, guests can enjoy the fun of Tropic Falls theme and water parks seven days a week, as we kick off our spring hours continuing through the month of April, with summer hours beginning the last week of May. And a spring chill in the air won’t stop the fun. The waters at Tropic Falls are heated, for tropical fun any day of the week! 

Downtown OWA, the resorts’ admission-free shopping, dining and entertainment district continues to grow. In the past six months, five new dining, shopping and entertainment spots have opened in Downtown OWA, providing even greater entertainment options for guests.


Get ready to hit the courts and serve it up with Pickleball at OWA! Join us for the ribbon cutting of our new four state-of-the-art indoor pickleball courts in Downtown OWA, March 16 at 10 a.m. Be the first to check out the Gulf Coast’s first climate-controlled pickleball facility and register for special prizes to be given away including a Selkirk Vanguard Power Paddle valued at over $250, including balls and a Pickleball bag.  There will also be a chance to win two annual memberships with access to exclusive member events and 20% off retail items in the Pro Shop.  The new courts are designed to provide enthusiasts with an all-weather haven for the rapidly growing pickleball craze. The facility includes a pro shop, seating areas, lockers, snacks, and beverages available to guests. Membership options ensure convenient 24-hour access, and guests can reserve courts online. Whether a seasoned pro or a newcomer to the sport, indoor Pickleball at OWA will be a haven of competition, camaraderie, skill advancement, and fun for all!


Newly opened is Cozumel Bar & Grill, which celebrates the richness of Mexican cuisine and hospitality at this locally owned eatery. Founded in Loxley, Alabama in 2010, Cozumel Bar & Grill is dedicated to offering its guests authentic Mexican dining. And on Saturday nights, enjoy more than dining with the rhythm of Latin flair at “Latin Nights’ ‘ from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sip on delicious drinks and dance the night away to the vibrant beats of salsa, merengue, and bachata, for an unforgettable evening of fun! 

Waffles R Wild Bar & Grill is the latest culinary experience to open in Downtown OWA. Guests will be able to enjoy waffles “taken to a new level” at this unique eatery. Savor craft cocktails and tempting snacks at their full bar, or choose from a full selection of breakfast, brunch, and dinner items, including traditional waffles and waffle sandwiches, as well as hand-breaded fried chicken, waffle pizzas and desserts. Waffles R Wild truly has it all! 

After a day of fun, relax and enjoy a unique experience at Towne Tap, Downtown OWA’s European-inspired pub offering a unique self-pour beer tap. Towne Tap offers a full selection of menu items, from soups and salads, to wings, fish-n-chips, burgers, and more.  It’s a great place to relax, grab a bite, and just hang out.   

“Our focus centers on offering a wide variety of unique experiences for our guests and we enjoy working with operators to bring their visions to reality,” said Cody Williamson, President/CEO of Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority. “These new restaurants and attractions are just one more reason to check out all the fun OWA Parks & Resorts has to offer on the Alabama gulf coast this spring and summer.”

Stirling is partnering with OWA Parks & Resorts to assist with the continued growth and development of the Downtown OWA area, which is currently 80% leased and leaves limited available space before the busy summer season. Adding to the continued growth of OWA Parks & Resort, is the recently opened 185 lot luxury RV Resort adjacent to Downtown OWA and a newly announced resort hotel opening Summer 2025. Combined, these attractions and experiences only enhance the unlimited entertainment options available to guests and locals along Coastal Alabama.

For more information on leasing opportunities, contact Stirling at 251-375-2481 or visit visitowa.com/leasing-in-owa. And for all the latest information and events at OWA Parks & Resort, visit visitowa.com.

Contact:

Kristin Hellmich
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(251) 359-8554

About the Poarch Band of Creek Indians:

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is the only federally recognized tribe in Alabama. From hospitality to aerospace, we continue to operate in a variety of industries across the World. Read more about our Tribe here.

About OWA Parks & Resort:

Award-winning OWA Parks & Resort in Coastal Alabama is owned and operated by the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.  OWA’s name is derived from a Creek word for “big water,” and the tropical theme of the 520-acre property was inspired by the Gulf of Mexico, minutes away via the Foley Beach Express.

At the heart of OWA is Tropic Falls, which includes a 23-ride theme park and the region’s largest indoor water park—bigger than a football field and covered by a convertible roof. Just outside the ticketed areas is Downtown OWA. This pedestrian-only streetscape was inspired by Southern small towns and features numerous options for dining, shopping, and entertainment.  The destination resort offers a full calendar of events, from Downtown OWA’s own Mardi Gras Parade to the annual Christmas tree lighting with fireworks and snowfall. With its own award-winning TownePlace Suites by Marriott, OWA is the place in Coastal Alabama to thrill, then chill.

About Tropic Hideaway:

Tropic Hideaway is a luxury RV resort that has everything you want, starting with its location at OWA Parks and Resort, which is minutes from the Alabama beaches off the Foley Beach Express. The sites are all extra wide and feature a full complement of Wi-Fi and hook ups. Premium locations and pull-through sites are available.

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