Under the umbrella of Hershey Entertainment & Resorts,
Hersheypark in Hershey, Pa., works hard to care for visitors,
community and the surrounding environment.
Hersheypark includes the Boardwalk, a full waterpark experience
with nine major attractions, including Tidal Force, one of the
tallest splash-down rides in the world, and East Coast Waterworks,
which operators describe as one of the largest water-play
structures in the world.
There’s also the Intercoastal Waterway, where riders meander
and bump alongside each other in rafts, and a 378,000-gallon wave
pool. Guests pay one general admission price, which includes The
To ensure safety, employees receive extensive training. Lifeguards
complete a four-day certification process in addition to a
four-hour company orientation, an eight-hour operational
orientation, and CPR, first aid, AED and O2 training.
Managers are certified Pennsylvania State Ride Inspectors and
National Weather Service SkyWarn Certified Storm Spotters.
Hersheypark also reaches out to the community with active
involvement through Project Fellowship with the Milton S. Hershey
School and Junior Achievement. Coins thrown into fountains become
donations to local charities, the park hosts food drives, and the
staff participates in the United Way campaign. In 2007, the
waterpark’s opening year, they donated $1 million to the Penn
State Hershey Children’s Hospital.
Preserving the environment for guests and neighbors has long been a
part of the corporate culture at Hersheypark. Green initiatives
have been established through six sub-committees on the following
topics: recycling and hazardous waste, purchasing, recognition,
energy, education and certification, and communication.