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Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau Commits to

GBAC STAR Cleanliness Accreditation Program

 

 Cleaning and disinfection program elevates safety and hygiene standards for Grapevine area

Retail Businesses, Hotels, City Buildings and Outdoor Event Grounds

 

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS – (July 21, 2020) – The Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau, today, announced that businesses across the Grapevine community are joining forces to pursue accreditation for their facilities through the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation program. Grapevine’s City Council approved 27 tourism-related businesses, which include hotels, city operated meeting facilities and specific attractions to participate in the performance-based GBAC STAR accreditation program that implements the industry’s highest standards for cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention.

 The industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation, GBAC STAR helps organizations establish protocols and procedures, offers expert-led training and assesses a facility’s preparedness for biorisk situations. The program ensures facilities use best practices to limit future outbreaks, empowers cleaning staff members to do their jobs safely and effectively, and gives consumers a greater peace of mind when active in the community.

 “We are thrilled to champion this opportunity and become the only destination to seek accreditation for all hotels, city operated meeting facilities and specific attractions within Grapevine’s geo-political boundaries,” said Paul W. McCallum, Executive Director of the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau. “There are a variety of events that we are excited to promote this fall and winter and believe that this accreditation will help our residents and visitors feel more comfortable and safe while enjoying these classic events with friends and family members.”

 

"We are pleased to collaborate with the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau on GBAC STAR to ensure its Grapevine venues are clean, safe and healthy for visitors and residents alike," states GBAC Executive Director, Patty Olinger. “We applaud the Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau’s foresight and investment in the entire Grapevine community to provide the industry’s highest standards for cleaning, disinfection and infection disease prevention at their venues.”

 

For accreditation criteria, please visit GBAC.org. To learn more about the accreditation process, please check out GBAC’s informational video.

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New Kugel floating granite fountain has been set in place on the northeast corner of South Main Street and East Wall Street in front of Cotton Patch Cafe.

The Grapevine City Council, purchased the Kugel floating granite sphere to add to their collection of art depicting characters of the city or pieces of Grapevine’s history and to draw pedestrian traffic to the 100 block of South Main Street.

The term kugel is from the German word for ball or sphere. It appears to float due to basic physical principles and precise stone processing. The sphere sits in a fitted hollow pedestal, and is supported by aquaplaning on a thin film of water. Pressurized water flows between the sphere and socket, creating a mechanical hydrostatic bearing that is frictionless. The interactive and unique feature of this floating sphere fountain allow anyone including children to move the granite ball, weighing almost three tons, on a microscopically thin layer of water.    

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CITY OF GRAPEVINE ACHIEVES 2020 NATIONAL MAIN STREET ACCREDITATION

 

14th Consecutive Year Recognized by Texas Historical Commission

 

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (JUNE, 23 2020) – The City of Grapevine has been designated as a 2020 Accredited Main Street America™ program.  Accredited status is Main Street America’s top tier of recognition and signifies a demonstrated commitment to comprehensive commercial district revitalization and proven track record of successfully applying the Main Street Approach™. 

“We are proud to recognize this year’s 860 Nationally Accredited Main Street America programs that have dedicated themselves to strengthening their communities,” said Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center. “These Accredited Main Street programs have proven to be powerful engines for revitalization by sparking impressive economic returns and preserving the character of their communities. During these challenging times, these Main Street programs will be key to bringing economic vitality back to commercial districts and improving quality of life during the recovery process.”

 In 2019 alone, $6.45 billion of public and private reinvestment was generated, 6,466 net new businesses were opened, 32,316 net new were jobs created, and 10,412 buildings were rehabilitated in Main Street America communities.

 The City of Grapevine’s performance is evaluated by Texas Historical Commission’s Texas Main Street Program, which works in partnership with Main Street America to identify the local programs that meet ten rigorous performance standards. Evaluation criteria determine the communities that are building comprehensive and sustainable revitalization efforts and include standards such as fostering strong public-private partnerships, documenting programmatic progress, and actively preserving historic buildings.

 “We are honored to be recognized for our efforts in historic preservation and the $300 Million plus investments made by both by private and public investments to create economic growth for our community,” Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate said. “Main Street is the heart and soul of our community, and we are all committed to making Grapevine a leading destination in Texas. “

 

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MAKE GRAPEVINE YOUR SUMMER DESTINATION FOR WATERPARK FUN!

 

When summer comes, Grapevine Texas has numerous ways to help you keep your cool!

 

GRAPEVINE, TEXAS (June 15, 2020)Thinking of a great getaway for your family this summer?  Backyard swimming pools only offer so much fun. Why not treat your family to fabulous waterparks located in Grapevine, Texas.

 

WhoaZone Grapevine:  A visit to Grapevine isn’t complete without stopping by the WhoaZone floating waterpark. WhoaZone features hours of high-energy fun for persons of all ages. WhoaZone’s on-water obstacle course is an over-the-top outdoor adventure. Treat your family to acrobatic thrills that are active challenges and are safe, yet fun. 3000 Meadowmere Ln.

 

Paradise Springs: This is the Gaylord Texan Resort’s water park where you can splash into fun at the 10-acre outdoor pool complex. Paradise Springs features a 6,000-square-foot family lagoon, giant water playhouse, 600-foot-long lazy river and multiple winding waterslides. In addition to spaced seating, guests can rent private cabanas, including soft seating, flat-screen televisions, refrigerators and dedicated pool servers.  1501 Gaylord Tr.

 

 Great Wolf Lodge: Visit the largest indoor waterpark in North Texas! Guests can enjoy the impressive water attraction as part of their stay. Slides range from a six-story funnel to a kiddie version, and there’s a wave pool, lazy river and more. Not staying overnight? No problem, a limited number of day passes to the water park can be purchased. 100 Great Wolf Dr.

 

Dove Waterpark: When summer comes to Grapevine, the best place to cool off is always in the refreshing water of a swimming pool. Dove Waterpark offers two slides, a diving board, lily pad crossing and zero depth entry, perfect for the littlest of swimmers. The sparkling water is surrounded by vigilant lifeguards and beautifully maintained grounds. 1509 Hood Ln.

 

 Silver Lake Marina: Located along the shoreline of Lake Grapevine. Here, you will find a top boat and watersport rental and activity complex. Some of the fun includes boating, waterskiing, sailing, tubing, wakeboarding and more. Whether you are renting a jet ski or pontoon boat, Silver Lake Marina offers memories that will last a lifetime. 2501 Fairway Dr., Ste. 1

 Don’t try to do it all in one day, either. Come and stay a few days. With nearly 6,000 hotel rooms within 10 minutes of Historic Downtown Grapevine and great attractions, you’ll always find a place to stay.                                                         

 So, whether it’s a day at Lake Grapevine, testing skills at Whoazone or swimming at a waterpark, Grapevine is your ultimate memory maker and destination.

 For more information on Grapevine’s waterparks, please visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com