Foley, Ala.— OWA Parks and Resort is continuing to expand its Downtown OWA offerings with plans to add four indoor pickleball courts. This exciting new addition will address the rapidly growing pickleball craze and provide an opportunity to enhance an existing space across from the OWA Theater. The handicap-accessible facility is set to include seating areas and lockers, with apparel, snacks and beverages available to guests. Optional membership will ensure convenient 24-hour access. Rolin Construction has been tapped to lead construction efforts and oversee the buildout of the $600,000 project, which is set to open in February 2024. “Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States, and we are thrilled to bring this new offering to Downtown OWA,” said Cody Williamson, President/CEO Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority. “This new indoor entertainment option allows OWA to add community-focused recreational activities for all ages,” he added. Guests will have the ability to reserve courts online. Future plans include pickleball tournaments and the addition of a certified pickleball instructor to teach those interested in learning to play. For more information on OWA Parks and Resorts, entertainment options, and up-to-date water park news, visit VisitOWA.com.
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.