Elected officials, local leaders and supporters gathered Wednesday in Texarkana, Arkansas for the groundbreaking of the Holiday Springs Fun park.
The privately-funded water park will be built next to the new convention center on Interstate 30.
The project is expected to draw local crowds and also be a tourist destination for others.
The park will feature a wave pool, five rides, and 10 slides.
It's expected to be open by Memorial Day of next year.