There’s a new adventure park opening on Long Island that features one of the largest indoor surf pools in the country.
And while the surfing is going to steal the show in headlines and social media posts, the new Scott’s Pointe on Middle Country Road in Calverton will offer dozens of activities for adults and children as young as 6 months old.
The place has been 25 years in the making, originally planned as Island Water Park.
But after several construction delays, plans changed over the years to what is now an 80,000-square-foot multi-purpose recreational facility perched along a 20-acre, man-made freshwater lake for water sports and lakeside activities. The entire complex was built over about 45 acres.
Scott’s Pointe is run by a father-and-son team from Port Jefferson Station: Eric and Cody Scott. Their goal is simple: “We want families to be able to come here, spend the day, have a great time, and be able to afford to come back next weekend,” Cody told Greater Long Island during an exclusive tour of the facility.
This weekend, Scott’s Pointe welcomed its first customers for a trick-or-treat, sneak-peek event.
The facility is expected to open full-time later this fall. (Check back for updates.)
Inside, there are activities for all ages, from babies on up. The most visual attraction is the 70-by-70-foot indoor surf pool. (Scroll down for more surf photos by Andrew Theodorakis.)
Some of the other highlights include:
- Rock climbing
- Interactive axe throwing
- Full restaurant
- Two bars (full liquor license)
- Golf simulators
- Driving simulators
- Virtual reality
- Laser tag
- Kiddie Zone
- Live stage for entertainment
There’s also a second-floor banquet hall, which can hold up to 500 people for corporate parties, weddings, birthdays, and other events.
Venturing outside, you’ll find a spring-fed, 2,900-foot-long lake that will be used for outdoor activities such as paddle boarding, kayaking, bumper boats, flyboarding, wakeboarding by cables and more. (There will be no gas-powered vehicles on the lake, just electric.)
The lake will be encircled with picnic areas and walking trails, along with a Ninja Warrior-style obstacle course. Water sports will be tailored for all ages and skill levels, Cody told us.
And once fully operational, Scott’s Pointe is expected to employ about 500 people throughout each year.
“We understand that people want to play all year,” said Cody. “We want everyone to have as much fun as possible.”
Photos were taken by Andrew Theodorakis.