PARC Management

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PARC Management
Type LLC
Industry Amusement park owner and operator
Headquarters Jacksonville, FL, U.S.
Number of locations 3 properties across North America
Key people Randal Drew Chairman & CEO
Website http://www.parcmanagement.com

PARC Management, LLC is an operations company based in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. which operates various parks, attractions, recreation and entertainment venues throughout North America.[1]

History[edit]

PARC Management was formed in 2002 to selectively acquire and operate entertainment facilities and parks; it was organized around the operating philosophy and business model initially established by the management team during the development of Alfa SmartParks, Inc., which became the tenth largest theme and water park operator in the world. Acquisitions began in 2007, and today, PARC operates NASCAR SpeedPark Smoky Mountains located in Sevierville, Tennessee.

PARC also offers management and consulting services to third‐party private and governmental owners of entertainment venues. Services include market assessment and concept development, development planning and oversight, pre-opening, operations and turnaround. In joint venture projects, PARC partners with others to jointly develop, own, and operate properties. PARC also provides services to third-party owners, governmental or private entities, who retain full ownership. PARC owns the international development rights to NASCAR SpeedParks.

PARC has operated or provided services to theme parks, water parks, sports arenas, stadiums, arenas, amphitheaters, mixed retail and entertainment venues, tourism destination venues, family entertainment centers, hotels and resorts, RV campsites, and other entertainment facilities in the United States, Latin America, and Europe. The employment history of the PARC group collectively includes Disney, Paramount Parks, Busch Entertainment, Six Flags, Alfa SmartParks (now Palace Entertainment), Ogden Entertainment, and others. PARC has been responsible for feasibility studies, economic impact studies, site evaluation, concept development, development and construction planning, construction management and oversight, training and pre-opening services, and operations.

Current properties[edit]

Park Location Year Opened Year Acquired Former Owner(s)/Operator Notes
NASCAR SpeedPark Sevierville, Tennessee 1999 2008 Burroughs & Chapin

Former parks[edit]

PARC Management former park businesses:

Park Location Year Opened Year Acquired Former Owner(s)/Operator Notes
Darien Lake

Splashtown at Darien Lake

Darien, New York 1954 2007 Funtime Parks (1983–1995)
Premier Parks/Six Flags (1995–2007)
Purchased from Six Flags Inc. in 2007
Includes hotel, campgrounds, and Performing Arts Center.
Elitch Gardens Denver, Colorado 1890 2007 Premier Parks/Six Flags (1996–2007) Purchased from Six Flags Inc. in 2007
Frontier City Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1958 2007 Premier Parks/Six Flags (1982–2007) Purchased from Six Flags Inc. in 2007
Magic Springs and Crystal Falls Hot Springs, Arkansas 1978 2008 Theme Parks, LLC
SplashTown Houston Houston, Texas 1984 2007 Premier Parks/Six Flags (1999–2007) Purchased from Six Flags Inc. in 2007
Waterworld California Concord, California 1995 2007 Premier Parks/Six Flags (1995–2007) Purchased from Six Flags Inc. in 2007
White Water Bay Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 1981 2007 Premier Parks/Six Flags (1991–2007) Purchased from Six Flags Inc. in 2007
Wild Waves Theme Park Federal Way, Washington 1977 2007 Jeff Stock (privately owned) (1980's-2000)
Six Flags (2000–2007)
Purchased from Six Flags Inc. in 2007
Myrtle Waves Water Park Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 2008 Burroughs & Chapin (1997 - 2008)
Pavilion Nostalgia Park & Carousel Park Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 2008 Burroughs & Chapin Located at Broadway at the Beach
NASCAR SpeedPark Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 1999 2008 Burroughs & Chapin
NASCAR SpeedPark Hazelwood, Missouri 2003 2008 Burroughs & Chapin Located at the St. Louis Outlet Mall

Former 10 Family Entertainment Centers around the US:

  • Camelot Park Bakersfield, California
  • Fiddlesticks Tempe, Arizona
  • Funtasticks Tucson, Arizona
  • Mountasia North Richland Hills, Texas
  • NASCAR SpeedPark Vaughan, Ontario
  • NASCAR SpeedPark Concord, North Carolina
  • Zuma Fun Center Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Zuma Fun Center Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Zuma Fun Center North Houston, Texas
  • Zuma Fun Center South Houston, Texas

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Contact." PARC Management. Retrieved on May 6, 2009.

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