Construction of the $85 million entertainment center at Wildhorse Resort & Casino near Pendleton, Oregon, shows signs of progress now that the parking areas have been completed and more work is underway.
“It was important to first accommodate our guests by replacing the parking spaces absorbed by the development,” said Gary George, chief executive officer of Wildhorse Resort & Casino, in a statement. “The new construction consumes 338 spaces but we’re adding 537. In the end, we’ll have more parking than before.”
The new parking areas can be accessed to the north, along Wildhorse Boulevard, and to the south, along Kusi Road. More parking will be added east of the Rivers Event Center as weather permits.
The development area adjacent to the Cineplex is being excavated and portions of the foundation have been poured.
A new entrance has been installed to access the Cineplex, arcade and Children’s Entertainment Center. The former entrance is no longer accessible but guests can now enter on the opposite side of the building, between the Cineplex and Traditions. Guests should park in the new south parking area and follow signs to the entrance.
Management advises anyone requiring handicapped access to use the casino or hotel entrances. There is no handicapped-designated parking in the south parking lot and stairs are required to reach the new entrance.
Signs will continue to direct visitors to the right places.
Once completed, the 49,000-square-foot entertainment center will house a 24-lane bowling center, a food court with four storefronts, and a 2,500-square-foot arcade with more than 30 games.
The bowling center will include eight boutique lanes, 16 standard lanes, a beverage and snack bar, private party rooms and lockers.
A new hotel tower with 214 rooms and bigger events center also is part of the project’s second phase.
Wildhorse is owned and operated by the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.
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