Development latest attraction at Roseland Waterpark in Canandaigua

CANANDAIGUA — Construction began Wednesday on a new wake park at Roseland Waterpark that will give people the experience of wakeboarding, water skiing, kneeboarding and wake skating.

The wake park, located on Muar Lake, will be the first in the Northeast, according to project developers David Clements, Jeff Arnold and Dan Fuller.

The park is scheduled to open at the end of June.

Instead of being pulled behind a boat, riders will be pulled by an overhead cable system. Cable parks are new to the U.S., with only 14 currently in operation. The parks are more common in European countries, and have just recently begun to gain popularity in the U.S.

“Roseland Wake Park will be able to accommodate up to nine riders at a time and will have all the necessary watersports gear which will be provided by Liquid Force,” said Roseland Wake Park manager Kyle Dickman. “Customers will only need to bring their bathing suit and a towel.”

The wake park will cater to all skill levels. It will have beginner and advanced features so everyone can ride at his or her own comfort level and will have on-site instructors for people to improve their riding.

The park will also have a two-tower practice system for beginners. The park will be open to anyone age 4 and older.

“The economic impact of an adventure attraction like this is huge for the Finger Lakes region,” said Roseland Waterpark Owner Dan Fuller.

A full service rental shop will provide people with a board, boots, helmet and life jacket, said Dickman.

Other offerings at the wake park will be Aquaglide, a floating obstacle course, stand up paddle board rentals, lessons and weekly summer camps for children.

Roseland Waterpark is located at 250 Eastern Boulevard in Canandaigua.