Fun Facts about Owa

//Fun Facts about Owa

Fun Facts about Owa

OWA FACT SHEET

Features and Amenities

Development Overview

  • 520+ acre master planned destination resort
  • Located in Foley, Alabama at the intersection of Foley Beach Express and County Road 20
  • 5-year, multi-phase buildout; Phase One of Tribal buildout currently underway
  • Interconnected to the City of Foley’s $40+ M Sports Tourism Facilities
    • 16 state-of-the-art outdoor sports fields (opened May 2016)
    • 90,000 ft. indoor events center (opening Summer 2017)

Tribal Phase One and Phase Two (concurrently under construction) – Opening Summer 2017

  • 150-room Marriott TownePlace Suites – Now Open
  • 154,000 square feet of retail, dining and entertainment space – Opening Beginning September 2017
    • 44,000 ft. opening Summer 2017; 110,000 sq. ft. opening 2018
  • 14-acre themed amusement park – Now Open
    • Featuring 21 rides from large scale roller coasters to kiddie rides
      • Seven (7) thrill rides including one (1) major roller coaster
      • Family rides targeting the tween populations (11 to 13 year olds)
      • Kiddie rides allowing passengers as young as 2 to 3 years old to participate on rides
        either independently or with an adult
  • Amusement games
  • Family friendly entertainment and dining options
  • 14-acre lake with 1.5-acre Island – Opening September 2017
    • Island amenities include 400-seat outdoor amphitheater and boathouse
    • Lake amenities include boat rentals and fountain shows

Future Planned Phases include:

  • Luxury RV Resort
  • Four hotels, one which will offer conference space
  • A resort level condominium
  • Outdoor Waterpark

Construction Details to Date

  • Tribal Phase One and Phase Two Investment: $241 million
  • Total Capital Investment for all Tribal Phases: More than $500 million
  • Employment Numbers as of November 2, 2016:
    People: 34 Contractors employing 420 Staff working more than over 100,000 man hours; 136 Industry Professionals working over 31,000 man hours

Economic Impact Upon Completion of Phase One*

  • Average increase to Baldwin County’s economic output will be $244 million
    • This economic output equates to an additional 7% of all tourist spending in the South Alabama region
  • Average increase of $78.5 million in payroll to the South Alabama region
  • Employment, (both direct and indirect) will increase to 3,462 full-time equivalents
    • Greatest number of jobs will be created in the Service and Trades Industry

Economic Impact Through Long-Term Build Out*

  • Long-term build out will result in development of the entire 520+ acres, including Phase One slated to open Summer 2017
  • Average increase to Baldwin County’s economic output will be $109 million
  • Average increase of $64 million in payroll to the South Alabama region
  • Employment (both direct and indirect hires) will average 2,072 per year

OWA – Boiler Plate

OWA is a 520+ acre destination resort in Foley, Alabama opening Summer 2017. Phase One of OWA features a Marriott TownePlace Suites, a themed amusement park with 21 rides, and a variety of shopping and dining experiences surrounding a picturesque lake. The beautiful lake is what inspired the name OWA, which means “big water” in the Creek Indian language.

OWA is also home to the City of Foley’s Sports Tourism Complex which offers 16 state-of-the-art
sports fields and an indoor event center.

OWA truly has something for everyone; thrill-seekers, fashionistas, foodies, music lovers, and sports
fans will come to OWA and want to return, time after time!

Contact Information:

Website: VisitOWA.com

Address: 10113 Foley Beach Express, Foley, AL 36535

Phone: (251) 923-2111

*Economic impact data provided by Dr. M. Keivan Deravi, Professor of Economics and Dean of the College of Public Policy and Justice, Auburn University at Montgomery

 

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