DRIPPING SPRINGS, Texas (KXAN) – Dreamland, off US Highway 290 in Dripping Springs, is an 86-acre recreation paradise centered around outdoor recreation, art, music and family-friendly activities.
Owner Steve Kuhn started the business in March 2021, tapping into his own love for all things pickleball, miniature golf and live music, said Angela Krupp, Dreamland’s events manager. Dreamland wasn’t his first business venture in the Hill Country oasis: Kuhn owns Richards Rainwater, a bottled water supplier.
Richard’s Rainwater’s production facility was originally based on Dreamland’s current property. But as the bottled water business outgrew the site, she said Kuhn still wanted to utilize the space and expand on her own personal passions.
“He was like, ‘Well, what else can we do to bring the family together?'” Krupp said. “He’s very passionate about pickleball himself, and he loves to have fun. … And so from there, it really kind of expanded into what Dreamland is today.
And, in fact, what is Dreamland today? Currently, the entertainment venue includes two miniature golf courses, a disc golf course, 16 pickleball courts, multiple live music stages, splashpads and playgrounds. Dreamland also includes an on-site bar and kitchen, and is able to host events such as birthday parties and corporate events.
Down the road, Krupp said Dreamland is looking at other potential expansion opportunities, including short-term rental opportunities on site for guests to use on weekend getaways.
“There’s so much to do in Dreamland — why not make it a whole getaway? So I’m looking to rent it for the weekend or the night, especially since we’re in Dripping Springs, the wedding capital of the world,” she said. “People are always looking for places to stay. So you have to provide something for them and, you know, make the whole experience out of it.
And while Dreamland has its eyes on the horizon for future business opportunities, Krupp said it hasn’t forgotten its roots. Tapping into its Richard’s rainwater origins, staff have transformed the remaining water tanks on site into art pieces, courtesy of Field Artists.
“There are mosaics, there are all different pieces that just kind of flow together,” Krupp said. “It creates something unexpected, which is like a really beautiful experience to feel.”
This story is part of a KXAN series highlighting Central Texas activities — you can see our full list on our “Things to do in Central Texas” page. Do you have an idea that we should profile? Email us at [email protected]