Red Wing, Minn. (October 8, 2015) – The Island is upgrading. In May 2015, Treasure Island broke ground on an addition of a 40,000 square foot waterpark, upscale spa and fitness center. The construction progress has been steady and it will be ready to open mid-February 2016.
Named The Lagoon, the waterpark will be the second largest of its kind among the 18 Native American Casinos in Minnesota. There are many exciting aspects of The Lagoon including a 320 foot long lazy river, two body slides that loop around 276 feet in length and a zero depth family pool that will be great for the kids. The family pool will have lots of fun water features and a toucan slide. An island in the middle of the lazy river will have benches and chairs to relax on and provide a fun view of the waterpark.
The Lagoon will have an adult only pool area and swim up bar, which is the first of its kind in Minnesota. An adult only hot tub and patio area will make this a great spot to relax in.
The waterpark will hold 119,000 gallons of water between all four pools. Designed with a state-of-the-art Eco Green filtration system, it will utilize Sphagnum Moss as a pre-filter water conditioner. This is to provide the best water quality possible, reduce chemical usage and greatly improve the waterpark experience.
The Lagoon will have 14,000 square feet of outdoor patio space so guests can enjoy the views in the warmer months. There will be three separate outdoor patio areas, including one that can be rented for private parties. When the weather is nice there are three large panels of glass that can be opened to truly make the waterpark indoor/outdoor.
If it’s pampering you are looking for, The Wave Spa is to be a full service salon and spa offering hair services (cutting, styling, coloring etc.), pedicures, facials, waxing, make-up and nail services. Massages will also be offered as 30/60/90 minutes with your choice of Swedish deep tissue, hot stone or couples massages. Spa packages will be offered as half or full day and can be combined with a hotel stay in one of the 500 luxurious hotel rooms.
For those girl’s weekend get-a-ways or bridal party events there is an area called the relaxation room. The relaxation room has lounge chairs and a fire feature and can accommodate up to 12 people. Catering will be available for special events booked in that space.
The fitness center will have the latest in elliptical and treadmill equipment so you can track your progress 24/7 while you are a guest.
The waterpark is the next phase of Treasure Island upgrades in 2015. The first was Tado Steakhouse, an upscale dining experience with a smart and sophisticated menu paired with fine wines and impeccable service.
In September, Tradewinds Buffet was re-opened with contemporary décor and an expanded buffet menu that provides another outstanding restaurant option for guests.
Nearly 50 new positions will be added to support the new waterpark and amenities, which will also have a major impact on the regional economy in multiple ways.
RSP Architects in Minneapolis provided architectural design services and Knutson Construction is the design-builder on the waterpark and spa. Both Knutson Construction and RSP Architects have been the partners of choice on several other major projects at Treasure Island including the Tradewinds Buffet renovation, Tado Steakhouse and Parlay Lounge.
The Prairie Island Indian Community owns and operates Treasure Island Resort & Casino, Mount Frontenac golf course and the Dakota Station. For more information visit www.prairieisland.org.
Treasure Island Resort & Casino is the only casino resort in southern Minnesota located on the Mississippi River. Treasure Island offers guests some of the best gaming, accommodations, food service and nationally known entertainment in the casino industry. Treasure Island’s Caribbean themed facility features over 2,200 slots, 27 blackjack tables, 20 carnival games, a 6-table poker room and a 500-seat high stakes bingo hall. Casino guests can relax in Treasure Island’s luxurious 493-room hotel and take in a show in the 3,000-seat Island Event and Convention Center. Additional guest amenities include a 137-slip marina, 95-site RV-park, a 100-passenger cruise yacht and Island Xtreme Bowl, a 24 lane bowling center, arcade and lounge. Visit www.ticasino.com.