Water Skiing On The Strip? Really?
The proposed lake, if approved by the Board of Directors, will be part of a major expansion of the Wynn Resorts properties. As most of us know, Steve Wynn, has been a major player in the city’s attempts to reinvent itself at different times, and it has done so many times.
These successes are part of Vegas history. The most obvious of Wynn’s early successes, was the building of the Mirage in 1989. Critics were sure it would never earn the money necessary to stay in business, but it did. And, it still prospers today.
Wynn also made the Golden Nugget downtown the best hotel on Fremont Street. The imprint of his influence is seen all over Las Vegas. Now, his latest idea will change Vegas again if it comes to be.
The idea is to create a 38 acre lake (over 4 times the size of Bellagio’s lake) that would be in an elegant setting along with a 1000 room hotel. There would also be ample upscale meeting and convention facilities. Guests and visitors would be able to choose from an array of restaurants. Plus, people will find the expected Vegas style night life, and a casino.
There is no confirmed name for the future resort, but for now is called Wynn Paradise Park. The entire project will take in 130 acres that is where the current golf course is located. The lake will, like most lakes of any size, will have water skiing, parasailing, and other water sports and activities.
The current building boom is sweeping and changing the face of the Strip. The Strip today, may be unrecognizable in the next 2-5 years with all the new projects being completed.