The lake at Scott's Pointe is ready for summer fun. NewsdayTV's Elisa DiStefano checked out the inflatable obstacle course, bumper boats and more. Credit: Newsday/A.J. Singh

The new outdoor activity area at Scott's Pointe in Calverton is sure to make a splash — literally — when it opens this June.

“This will be the first year that everything outside is open to the public,” says co-owner Cody Scott. The family-owned venue's indoor surfing pool, miniature-golf course and other recreational options opened last year.

The centerpiece outdoors is the human-made, J-shaped, spring-fed freshwater lake. The approximately 13-acre lake holds a 2-acre, floating inflatable obstacle course that visitors can climb on, swing on and slide down. Fall and you'll wind up soaked as you splash into the water. 

The obstacle course — called the Aqua Park — is similar to ones that Scott says he's seen in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. “They're a big hit with every age. We thought it was something fun to bring to Long Island,” he says. Visitors must be at least 48 inches tall to board the Aqua Park. The course will be staffed with life guards, he says.


WHEN | WHERE 5835 Middle Country Rd., Calverton

COST $10 outdoor admission and additional a la carte fees are still to be determined for the outdoor activities; check website for cost updates. Indoor attractions priced separately.

INFO Opening date will be weather dependent; 631-953-2133,

The lake will also have 15 round bumper boats that offer riders the chance to not only jostle other boats but also to use a battery powered squirt gun to spray them with a burst of water. Bumper boats will likely be 30-minute rentals, says co-owner Jake Scott, Cody's brother. The boats can fit up to three people if it's one adult with two children, Jake says. 

The new outdoor area at Scott's Pointe in Calverton featuring...

The new outdoor area at Scott's Pointe in Calverton featuring a water obstacle course. Credit: A.J. Singh

People can rent one of the dozen single-rider kayaks or dozen paddleboards for an hourly fee. A roped-off swimming area is also planned. “We're going to rope it off just to make sure no bumper boats cross into there,” Jake says.

Don't feel like getting wet? Chairs and umbrellas will be for rent on the sandy beach. There'll also be two sand volleyball courts, with the ability to have up to eight for special events.

Other outdoor activities will include a 3/4-mile go-cart track with 40 carts, some for children, some for adults and some doubles to be shared. The carts can reach speeds up to 25 miles per hour, Cody says. Riders will have a view of the lake from the go-cart track.

On some occasions, people will be able to bring their own go-carts, Jake Scott says. “If there's a big enough turnout, then holding races is definitely something we're interested in,” Jake says. 

There will also be six batting cages to accommodate baseball and softball batting.

Scott's Pointe employee John Hopkins, of Coram, slides on the...

Scott's Pointe employee John Hopkins, of Coram, slides on the inflatable water park at Scott's Pointe in Calverton on May 17. Credit: Morgan Campbell

Outdoor music will set the mood, Cody says.

The venue's Lake View Grill restaurant will have outdoor seating for sit-down meals. “We have a lunch menu as well as a dinner menu. Pretty much everything is made in-house,” Jake says. Menu choices include salmon, pork chops, chicken Parmesan and a vegan burger, he says.

There will be an outdoor picnic table area for concession stand options such as hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, burgers and snacks.

The venue's indoor attractions will remain open through summer.


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