Kalahari Resorts has chosen Round Rock as the location of its fourth family resort and convention center. The City views this proposal as a game-changer for our community. Its proximity to Old Settlers Park and Dell Diamond – two well-established venues that together draw more than a million visitors annually – bodes well for a successful, tourism-oriented development. This is essentially a new industry for Round Rock that will provide substantial property tax revenues and diversify available employment opportunities.
A family-owned business, Kalahari Resorts delivers a “world-away” waterpark resort and conference experience beyond expectations. The authentically African-themed Kalahari Resorts feature well-appointed guest rooms, full-service amenities, fully equipped fitness centers, on-site restaurants, unique retail shops and state-of-the-art conference centers.
Update: The City Council will vote Thursday, Jan. 26, on the purchase of an additional 1.5 acres for the project. The City will purchase the property with funds provided by Kalahari, and the property will be added to the lease agreement between the City and Kalahari.
Kalahari intends to open the Round Rock resort no later than December 2021. The City Council approved a series of agreements with Kalahari at its Dec. 15, 2016, meeting. Developing the land use plan and zoning changes is expected to begin in spring 2016.
The City Council unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding on June 23, 2016.
Information on project pages will be updated as it becomes available. Questions and comments about the project can be emailed to: email@example.com
The development will be located on U.S. 79 across from the Dell Diamond and Old Settlers Park. The map below provides a view of the project location.
City Council to vote Jan. 26 on purchase of additional 1.5 acres for project, amend lease agreements with Kalahari.
City Council approves a series of incentive and other agreements with Kalahari.
City officials, Kalahari representatives continue discussions on incentive agreement.
Kalahari and its consultants working on master plan for 355 acres it has under contract.
City, Round Rock Economic Development Partnership (RREDP), and Kalahari Resorts leadership and legal representatives collaborate on creating a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
Kalahari Resorts site selector asks Round Rock for details on a potential proposal
Kalahari opens its third resort in the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania
Economic feasibility study is completed
Round Rock is notified it is a finalist under consideration for Kalahari’s first resort in Texas and an economic feasibility study is requested
Kalahari Resorts leadership and family members tour the currently proposed site
Kalahari Resorts leadership tours various potential sites throughout Texas
Kalahari Resorts site selector visits Round Rock to look at potential sites
Round Rock Economic Development Partnership (RREDP) sends information about Round Rock to Kalahari Resorts in an effort to diversify local economy and attract a destination resort to the community