DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (KXAN) — Off US Highway 290 in Dripping Springs is Dreamland, an 86-acre recreational haven centered around outdoor activities, art, music, and family-friendly events.
Drawing on her love for all things pickleball, miniature golf and live music, Angela Krupp, Dreamland’s event manager, said company owner Steve Kuhn launched the business in March 2021. Dreamland wasn’t his first commercial venture in the Hill Country oasis: Kuhn owns bottled water supplier Richard’s Rainwater.
Richard’s Rainwater’s manufacturing facility was originally based on Dreamland’s existing property. But as the bottled water business has outgrown the site, Kuhn said he still wanted to use the space and expand on his own personal passions.
“It was like, ‘OK, what else can we do to bring families together,'” Krupp said. “He is very fond of the pickle ball and loves to have fun. … and from there, it really expanded to what Dreamland is today.”
And what exactly is Dreamland today? Currently, the entertainment area includes two miniature golf courses, a disc golf course, 16 pickleball courts, multiple live music stages, a springboard and playground. Dreamland also includes an on-site bar and kitchen and can host events such as birthday parties and corporate events.
Krupp said down the road, Dreamland is monitoring other potential expansion opportunities, including onsite short-term rental opportunities for guests to use during their weekend getaways.
“There is so much to do in Dreamland – why not make it a total getaway? So I’m considering renting for a weekend or a night, especially since we’re in Dripping Springs, the wedding capital of the world.” “People are always looking for a place to stay. So it’s about having something for them to get in somehow and, you know, get a full experience out of it.”
While Dreamland’s eyes are on the horizon for future business opportunities, Krupp said he hasn’t forgotten his roots. Leveraging Richard’s Rainwater origins, staff turned leftover water tanks on site into works of art, courtesy field artists.
“There are mosaics, there are all the different pieces that flow together,” Krupp said. “It does this unexpectedly, which is like a really nice experience to feel.”
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