About WWA

The Basics

The World Waterpark Association, which was started in 1981, is an international not-for-profit member-based trade association that serves waterparks, aquatic venues and spray parks of all shapes and sizes. The WWA is focused on providing park and supplier members with the education and networking that they need to operate safely and effectively.

The WWA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of 14 waterpark owners, operators, suppliers and developers. The term of each board position is 2 years. A Governance Committee comprises the chairman, vice chairman, treasurer and secretary.

Board of Directors

A staff of paid employees work year-round for the WWA, which has its headquarters in Overland Park, Kansas, United States.

WWA Staff

More About WWA 

There are approximately 1200 members of the WWA. The members fall in one of two categories: Park Members or Supplier Members. Park Members are members who own, operate or manage water-leisure facilities. Park Members can also be prospective park developers who plan to build and/or operate a waterpark in the future. Supplier Members are members who supply products or services to waterpark facilities or developers.

The WWA is host to an annual symposium & trade show, which takes place in a different city in the U.S. each year. The Symposium typically features more than 45 seminars and workshops on core industry issues, as well as personal and professional development. Workshops are dedicated to specialized areas of our industry such as new waterpark development and operation and international and public-sector facilities. The Trade Show features 300+ exhibit booths (more waterpark-specific exhibitors than any other amusement show in the world) of professionals representing both the newest ideas in waterpark products and services, plus those proven performers that have strengthened and sustained the industry throughout the years.

For more information about the WWA, please call +1-913-599-0300.