Round Rock is now home to America’s largest indoor water park: Kalahari Resorts and Conventions. The venue showcases a safari theme and includes 22 life-size sculptures that weigh up to 10,000 pounds each and measure up to 10 feet tall. The collection includes 12 elephants, seven zebras, a mother and baby rhinoceros, and a cape buffalo. The 350-acre resort complex includes 3 acres of outdoor pools, 975 guest rooms, a 223,000-square-foot water park, 80,000-square-foot Tom Foolerys Adventure Park, five restaurants, 10,000 square feet of retail space, a spa, and 200,000 square feet of flexible meeting space for conventions and events, including a rustic Event Barn. The water park includes 20 pools and whirlpools, 30 waterslides, a rock climbing wall, grotto swim-up bar, cabanas and waterfalls.
When executed safely, in-person meetings and events are possible. But it’s been tough for meeting planners across the nation, due to differing state-by-state and even county-by-county guidelines. In some areas, meetings and events returned a while ago, but for others, it’s hard to imagine what planning a meeting would be like. In an effort to show the latter how to hold safe business gatherings when restrictions loosen, the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) launched their Meet Safe platform as a resource for other planners to reference when planning future in-person meetings.