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  • Feb: 10% OFF Total Purchase
  • March: FREE Bundlet with any $20 Purchase before tax
  • Apr: $5 OFF Any Decorated Cake Purchase
  • May: FREE Cooler Bag with any Purchase
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  • Oct: Double Punches on Bundlets & Bundtinis
  • Nov: FREE Reuseable Bag with $10 Purchase
  • Dec: FREE Ornament with $20 Purchase
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Spring Valley Beach in Blountsville Boats “Southeast’s Biggest Pool”

In addition to Decatur’s Point Mallard Park, this week we’re looking at another place to beat the heat and keep the kids busy close to the Rocket City. Blountsville’s 25-acre Spring Valley Beach sits just off Highway 231, about an hour south of Huntsville.

Per their website, SVB is the only waterpark in the Southeast to allow visitors to bring their own food and grills. They also offer free sunblock and free parking! Nifty. SVB has several waterslides for the thril

seekers, such as “Sidewinder” and “Blackout”, which promises a pitch black tunnel filled with twists and turns. There’s also a gentler, family style curvy slide, and four traditional slides into the big pool.

Featured on Travel Channel on a list of extreme waterparks, Spring Valley Beach also offers a kids zone and pavilions for event usage. Rentals run from $30 to $125, dependent on size.

SVB offers standard snack bar fare like nachos and hot dogs, but they also allow picnic items, grills, and beverages, although alcohol is prohibited.

One extra cool little detail: they don’t close for rain. They wait it out!

Per their website, SVB is the only waterpark in the Southeast to allow visitors to bring their own food and grills. They also offer free sunblock and free parking! Nifty.

SVB has several waterslides for the thrill seekers, such as “Sidewinder” and “Blackout”, which promises a pitch black tunnel filled with twists and turns. There’s also a gentler, family style curvy slide, and four traditional slides into the big pool.

Featured on Travel Channel on a list of extreme waterparks, Spring Valley Beach also offers a kids zone and pavilions for event usage. Rentals run from $30 to $125, dependent on size. SVB offers standard snack bar fare like nachos and hot dogs, but they also allow picnic items, grills, and beverages, although alcohol is prohibited.

One extra cool little detail: they don’t close for rain. They wait it out!


By: Stephen Locke

Stephen Locke grew up in north Alabama, and returned to find a beautiful wife and East Limestone mutt to call family, after years of toil and revelry afar, and having absorbed the lesson, "Don'tcha think, sometime's it's wise not to grow up?" His true loves include waterfalls, houseplants, architecture, photography, basketball, and whistling along to his favorite guitar solos.

Point Mallard Park, A Dearly Cherished Piece of My Youth

The temp in my car just now was 81, and Target had their planters and potting mix out. Newcomers to the Huntsville area may already be wondering: Where can we swim? This week I’m looking at a couple of north Alabama water amusement parks, both easily accessible from the Rocket City.

My birthplace of Decatur is home to Point Mallard Park, most famous for its wave pool, which it claims is the first of its kind in the

country. For as good chunk of my life, very few things excited me like a visit to Point Mallard. The tiptoeing out of the locker rooms onto the sun-fiery pebble pathways, the smell of suntan oil, and the much anticipated horn sounding to signal the intermittent wave sessions, which were, to us kids, nothing short of a chaotic blast . . . I always looked forward to it.

My birthplace of Decatur is home to Point Mallard Park, most famous for its wave pool, which it claims is the first of its kind in the country. For as good chunk of my life, very few things excited me like a visit to Point Mallard. The tiptoeing out of the locker rooms onto the sun-fiery pebble pathways, the smell of

suntan oil, and the much anticipated horn sounding to signal the intermittent wave sessions, which were, to us kids, nothing short of a chaotic blast . . . I always looked forward to it.

My birthplace of Decatur is home to Point Mallard Park, most famous for its wave pool, which it claims is the first of its kind in the country. For as good chunk of my life, very few things excited me like a visit to Point Mallard. The tiptoeing out of the locker rooms onto the sun-fiery pebble pathways, the smell of suntan oil, and the much anticipated horn sounding to signal the intermittent wave sessions, which were, to us kids, nothing short of a chaotic blast . . . I always looked forward to it.

A lot else besides swimming happens at Point Mallard, by the way. I remember going for my mom’s company picnic, and for the Alabama Jubilee Hot Air Balloon Classic, an annual Memorial Day weekend festival of balloon races, crafts, fireworks, and other activities.

The park features a campground, 18-hole golf course, ice skating complex, batting cages, a bike trail, pavilions for rent, and a 75-seat amphitheatre built by Eagle Scouts.

Still, the water park will always be the headliner at Point Mallard, which has an enormous regular swimming pool, multiple rides, a kid-friendly area, and snack bar. They’ve also added a lazy river since my last visit, circa 2007.


By: Stephen Locke

Stephen Locke grew up in north Alabama, and returned to find a beautiful wife and East Limestone mutt to call family, after years of toil and revelry afar, and having absorbed the lesson, "Don'tcha think, sometime's it's wise not to grow up?" His true loves include waterfalls, houseplants, architecture, photography, basketball, and whistling along to his favorite guitar solos.