The company Hattie Mae & PALS has announced that Boulder City, Nevada is one possible location they have selected for the development of their Children’s Interactive Educational Technology Complex and Harvest Adventure Land theme park.
The Wellness Complex focuses on promoting healthy lifestyle activities for children and families while addressing the issue of childhood obesity in America. This would be the first park of its kind, anywhere in the US.
The theme park will include a culinary village, aquatics village, and a children’s character theme village that they emphasize will be family-friendly.
The Hattie Mae & PALS Children’s Healthy Living Center has analyzed several locations. The site requires 500+ acres of land and infrastructure needs that they have established Boulder City does have, and meets their possible development needs.
The land under possible review for a location is the large vacant land area at the corner of Veterans Memorial Drive and Boulder City Parkway.
Currently this is project is in the exploratory phase and more documentation will be presented as more formalized discussions take place.
Hattie Mae has partnered with several design companies with extensive theme park development experience including work on Disney at Disneyworld and Disneyland, Universal Parks and LEGOLAND.
The project is anticipated to bring about 4,000 new jobs for a two year period during construction if Boulder City is selected, and an additional 4,000 other indirect jobs.
Jill Lagan, CEO of the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce says, “It’s important to emphasize that there are huge potential benefits from this project: it will generate jobs and tax revenue, it will attract tourism to the area, but is thoughtfully located to not have a negative impact of the lives of locals. They are open to exploring a state of the art swim center, public safety command center, shuttles for tourists all through town, contributions to the community programs, and protection of our historic charm and quaint character with an emphasis on great outdoor adventure and amusement.”
Shawn T. Smith, the CEO and Chairman of Hattie Mae says, “We look forward to working with city officials as we continue our exploratory process.”
For more information about the Hattie Mae & Pals Foundation, you can visit their web site HERE.
The Sister-to-Sister Promise
On September 27, 1999, my younger sister Tree was diagnosed
at the tender age of 33 with Glioblastomas Multiforme Level IV, a
rare brain tumor. Tragically, doctors gave her only one month to live.
Tree was the mother of two small children, Andre Jr. and Ashley,
and married to a loving husband. On October 26, 1999, we put our
political differences aside and made a promise to make a difference in
the lives of children so they could live healthy and productive lives.
Out of this promise was born the character Hattie Mae and the Hattie
Mae & PALS Foundation. On October 27, 1999, Tree died just as she
~Shawn T. Smith