Knott’s Berry Farm Water Park Expansion
Environmental Impact Report | Buena Park, California
In addition to the development of a new 15-acre Water Park, the Knott’s Berry Farm Water Park Expansion Project included several separate, but interrelated components:
- Expansion and re-configuration of existing parking areas serving Knott’s Berry Farm, including a Conditional Use Permit to establish a new parking area;
- The construction of a northbound Beach Boulevard ingress-only driveway to provide direct access to the existing East Parking Lot;
- The closure of the Stanton Avenue and Crescent Avenue driveway serving the East Parking Lot and construction of a new egress-only driveway on Stanton Avenue and;
- The construction of a replacement ride within Knott’s Berry Farm known as “Shoot the Chutes.”
Because the new water park was constructed on a portion of the existing Knott’s Berry Farm parking lot, the emphasis of the study was on parking, access, and circulation for the entire facility. The water park consists of slides that rise approximately 80 feet in height, creating the potential for impacts to nearby residences. Computer generated simulations were created to show the post-development views and mitigation measures were designed to minimize potential visual impacts.