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Soft opening will be in December 2025 with the first reservation available February 1st, 2026.

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This extensive project has been backed by many local lenders including Bank of North Dakota (approved by the Industrial Commission), Bank Forward, First Western Bank and Trust, Kirkwood Bank & Trust, Bravera Bank, the ND Commerce Development Fund, and private investors.

A North Dakota Destination location

The Wave by EPIC Waterpark Resort aims to create a true destination in the state of North Dakota's largest city, Fargo. It will provide locals with an attraction to enjoy year-round and offer visitors a reason to extend their trip and stay awhile longer, even giving them desire to return annually. The Wave will genuinely be an entertainment center for people near and far. Its prime location is near many local attractions which helps keep the community connected.

Art

The Wave by EPIC will set itself apart by incorporating local art and culture, inside and out.

Job Creation

The Wave will create a wide variety of jobs for the region by working with local contractors, businesses, non-profits, and other entities.

Entertainment

Recreational activities provide physical and mental health benefits because people feel better and are more active in thoughtfully designed public spaces.

Giving Back

The Wave by EPIC ensures that all ages - no matter income level, abilities, or support - will be able to utilize the facility.

COMMUNITY IMPACT

qUALITY OF lIFE

In envisioning a developer's long-term perspective on quality of life, placemaking takes center stage. This entails not only crafting a public space for recreation, revitalization, and fostering connections but also creating an environment that fuels economic prospects for nearby hotels, restaurants, and businesses. As part of this vision, EPIC Companies conducted a comprehensive survey in the Fargo-Moorhead area, evaluating interest in a proposed waterpark. Our feasibility study analyzed factors such as age, location, income, and overall interest, providing valuable insights to shape a community-driven and economically vibrant development.

Why Fargo

Fargo, the most populous city in North Dakota along the Red River, serves as a major center for healthcare, banking, and higher education in the Upper Midwest. The Fargo Metropolitan Statistical Area has seen substantial population growth, with over 80,000 residents added since 2000, and continues to project growth into 2025. The region's attraction to youth sports tournaments provides an untapped opportunity for a new 'to-do' for both residents and out-of-town visitors, especially during the winter months when indoor family-friendly activities are more limited with North Dakota’s unpredictable mother nature.

WaterPark Study

"This development will be the newest hotel with a large aquatic amenity within the competitive set. Projects like this are popular for the whole family. Based on the success of the resorts in Wisconsin Dells, Sandusky, and Bloomington, it is our opinion that family-oriented travelers from a two-to three-hour drive will enjoy coming to this waterpark."
- Hotel & Leisure Advisors Feasibility Study,
    Market Analysis

The EOLA development is set to be a game-changer for the community, bringing over 500 new jobs along with increased tourism and visitor spending in the metro area. Featuring a waterpark and IMAGINE Hotels by EPIC, this project not only enhances community functionality, but also introduces exciting tourist attractions and a true local staycation destination. The EOLA development is poised to contribute significantly to the region's economic and leisure landscape.

EPIC Charities

EPIC Charities, Inc. will work in conjunction with the Fargo, ND, West Fargo, ND and Moorhead, MN park districts, school districts and other youth and community focused organizations to provide subsidies, discounts and free passes that allow for use of its facilities by disadvantaged and underserved members of the community. The main goal is to provide a space that serves the community and is a destination location for the entire state of North Dakota.

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Waterpark

The Wave

The Wave by EPIC Waterpark Resort will be a 50,000+ SF family friendly waterpark in Fargo, ND that will include features for everyone to enjoy. The Wave will be the ultimate recreational destination in the Midwest! From short and sweet visits to all-out EPIC adventures, we've got you covered with packages tailored to your every whim and fancy. This large indoor waterpark offers more activities than your typical indoor pool you might be familiar with.

Family Entertainment Zone
Snack Bar
Party Rooms
Public Day Passes
Thrilling Slides
Activity Pool
Cabanas
Kids Splash Pad

Hotel

Hospitality at
The Wave

Introducing IMAGINE Hotels by EPIC, seamlessly connected to The Wave by EPIC Waterpark Resort, creating the ideal accommodations for our guests and visitors. This 4-story hotel boasts 135 rooms, some featuring private patios, a ground-floor restaurant with a lounge, dedicated meeting space, party rooms, a family entertainment center, internet, and complimentary parking.

Waterpark partners

S & L Hospitality

Co-founder of the great wolf lodge

S&L Hospitality is a privately held hotel development and management company with their corporate office located in Verona, WI. The combined experience in hotel development and property-level operations, together with the corporate leadership team consisting of specialized hospitality industry experts, make S&L Hospitality a leader in the industry and experts in delivering a first-class guest experience. The combined experience developing, opening and managing hotels and indoor waterpark resorts is unmatched. The Corporate team has helped form the waterpark industry to what it is today.

Ascend

The Ascend Hotel Collection is a Choice Hotels Brandwith more than 300 locations. Each hotel is independently owned and operated by our franchise partners. With more than 7,000 hotels in all 50 states and more than 40 countries and territories, Choice Hotels offers travelers a wide range of options.

EAPC Architecture

Since the very beginning, EAPC has remained focused on the client’s needs, with a view toward creative, sustainable solutions that surpass project goals in form, as well as function. Careful planning, knowledge, and hard work are essential so their clients experience positive results they are truly happy with long after the ribbon cutting.

As one of the largest firms in the region, EAPC provides Architecture and Engineering services out of ten locations in four states. Their team of A/E experts cover Architecture and all disciplines within the Engineering field.

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Counsilman-Hunsaker

Counsilman-Hunsaker is made up of an integrated team of design professionals and operational specialists with unrivaled aquatic industry experience, bringing exceptional collaboration skills for the design and delivery of high-quality, innovative aquatic facilities while our operational specialists serve as your guide in achieving long-term operational success.

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OLC Designs

OLC (Ohlson Lavoie Corporation) is an international architecture firm founded in 1961 with offices in Denver, Orlando, Tokyo, and Cairo. They serve clients globally, from North America to Asia to the Middle East. Its offices operate around the clock, providing design and documentation that flows seamlessly between all locations on a virtual network that accessible from anywhere in the world.

CBE Construction

EPIC Companies continues to have an aspirational vision for the future, the addition of CBE is a testament to that. We built this team to bring in highly experienced professionals that are hard-working, high-energy, and self-motivated. By doing this, the team brings over 50 years of combined construction experience.

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Heyer Engineering, Inc., a full-service structural engineering firm established in 1983, has completed over 15,000 projects in more than 40 states and internationally with total project costs of $5 billion plus.

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Mike Stromberg

Waterpark Consultant

  • Aquatic Specialist 45 years
  • American Red Cross Certified Lifeguard 50+ years
  • USA Swimming Recipient of 2003 Adolph Kiefer Annual Water Safety Award
  • University of North Dakota Director of Aquatics 20+ years
  • University of North Dakota Men’s and Women’s Head Swim Coach 20+ years.
  • 2x Recipient of College Swim Coaches of American Coach of the Year
  • Director of Operation of The Ralph Engelstad Arena
  • 2001-2005 Owner/Head Swim Coach of Altitude Performance Swim Team 2014-2021
  • 1995 Recognized as a top 100 swim coach in the United States by American Swim Coaches Association

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EOLA Park

EOLA by EPIC

Fargo, the most populous city in North Dakota along the Red River, serves as a major center for healthcare, banking, and higher education in the Upper Midwest. The Fargo Metropolitan Statistical Area has seen substantial population growth, with over 80,000 residents added since 2000, and continues to project growth into 2025. The region's attraction to youth sports tournaments provides an untapped opportunity for a new 'to-do' for both residents and out-of-town visitors, especially during the winter months when indoor family-friendly activities are more limited with North Dakota’s unpredictable mother nature.

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745 31st Ave E #105
West Fargo, ND 58078
701.866.1006
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