PGAV Destinations, a global leader in the planning and design of unique destinations, has contracted with Premier Parks to provide a master plan for their Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort property. Nashville Shores, which is located just 10 minutes from downtown Nashville on 385 wooded acres on Percy Priest Lake, currently features lodging, lake rentals, a water park, marina, and Treetop Adventure Park.
The long-range master plan will be focused on enhancing the functionality and guest experience of the property through increasing the number and variety of accommodations, adding additional resort amenities to elevate the resort experience, reviewing the brand identity, and modifying vehicular and pedestrian circulation to tie all resort amenities together.
“Nashville is a growing area for both locals and tourists,” says PGAV VP Jeff Havlik. “Nashville Shores being only 10 minutes from downtown Nashville is in a great position to provide accommodations and some great recreational activities for both the local and tourist groups. It is exciting to be allowed to assist Premier Parks and Nashville Shores in growing the resort and elevating the guest experience.”
Nearly 10 years ago, PGAV Destinations worked with Premier Parks on a master plan to develop the property. Since then, Nashville Shores has seen tremendous growth in all facets of the property. The waterpark has nearly doubled in size with new attractions, retail, and concession areas, the lodging program was greatly expanded, a BBQ restaurant was introduced, and significant improvements were made with the pontoon boat rental fleet.
“I have worked with PGAV on many projects through the years,” said Kieran Burke, Premier Parks Chairman, President & CEO. “They have been a terrific partner and resource for the development of Nashville Shores and our other properties. We have seen great growth in the past 10 years, but there is still so much potential. Our vast property is located on a beautiful lake just 10 minutes from the heart of a growing and exciting city that is also a major tourist destination. I am looking forward to collaborating with PGAV again to help make Nashville Shores one of the premier resort properties in the country.”
Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort on the banks of Percy Priest Lake includes lodging options of 31 cabins and 99 RV sites. It is home to Nashville’s biggest waterpark including slides, wave pool, lazy river, pools, lake cruises and Kowabunga Beach. The Treetop Adventure Park aerial adventure course features zip lines, cargo nets, ladders, Tarzan jumps, and more.
“We are excited to work with PGAV again,” said Larry Edgmon, Nashville Shores General Manager. “Their incredible experience and expertise in the attraction industry will be a great asset as we plan for the future. We are looking forward to learning about the potential plans, ideas, and developments for Nashville Shores.”
About PGAV Destinations
PGAV Destinations is a global leader in the planning and design of unique destinations. Now entering its sixth decade, the practice has evolved to become the ideal destination-consulting partner, skilled at developing growth-oriented master plans and translating those plans into successful projects. No other firm offers such an integrated approach to destination planning.
PGAV Destinations’ key clients include industry leaders such as Delaware North Companies, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, the Biltmore Companies, Bass Pro Shops, Ameristar Casinos, Universal Studios, The Gettysburg Foundation, the Saint Louis Zoo, and many others. Recent assignments include planning and design at many of the world’s “must see” destinations, including the Grand Canyon, Biltmore Estate, Space Shuttle Atlantis, The Alamo, National Air & Space Museum, Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, the Georgia Aquarium, the Hoover Dam, and SeaWorld Adventure Parks. www.PGAVDestinations.com
About Premier Parks
Premier Parks, LLC operates 13 properties featuring on-site accommodations, an adventure park and marina, world-class concert facilities, a museum, and traditional theme and waterpark offerings across the US and Canada. The company’s current portfolio includes Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier; City Museum in St. Louis; Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park in Denver; Wet ‘n’ Wild water parks in Hawaii and Toronto; Wild Waves Theme & Water Park in Seattle; Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort; Ocean Breeze Waterpark in Virginia Beach; Hawaiian Falls The Colony and Garland water parks in Dallas; Magic Springs Theme & Water Park in Hot Springs; Island H2O Water Park in Orlando and Rapids Water Park in West Palm Beach.
About Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort
Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort is located just 10 miles from downtown Nashville on 385 wooded acres adjoining beautiful 14,000-acre Percy Priest Lake. Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort features a first-class waterpark, exciting zip lines and ropes course, RV sites with full hook-ups, including beautiful lakefront accommodations, lakeside and hillside cabins, a marina, jet-ski and pontoon boat rentals, and much more.