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Juan Encarnacion comes on board as General Manager for Neptune Island Waterpark

on Wednesday, 18 April 2018. Posted in News, Local News

Juan Encarnacion comes on board as General Manager for Neptune Island Waterpark

City of Hartsville hires General Manager for Neptune Island Waterpark

Hartsville, SC – April 18, 2018 – The City of Hartsville is excited to announce the hiring of a General Manager for the Neptune Island Waterpark.

Juan Encarnacion is originally from San Juan, Puerto Rico residing there until 2000, when he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. In March of 2018 he has again embarked on a cross-country move. This time, to Hartsville as General Manager of the multi-million dollar expansion project, Neptune Island Waterpark. Neptune Island is expected to open for the summer 2018 season.

In Las Vegas, Juan most recently served as the Senior Manager of Admissions, Revenue and Sales at Wet’n’Wild Las Vegas, a Village Roadshow waterpark with a capacity of over seven thousand guests. Juan helped to start the facility and was part of the Executive Team for over four years before applying for the position at Neptune Island Waterpark. Juan’s experience in aquatic and other similar start-up facilities began over eight years ago. Mr. Encarnacion recently stated,

“This project is very special to me and I am beyond excited to be part of the amazing team. As General Manager I serve every single guest that comes through our front gate. Their safety, experience, and well-being will always be my top priority. Neptune Island Waterpark will create over 100 new jobs, teach valuable life skills to our employees, and generate more tourism and awareness for the City of Hartsville and its residents.” Juan has helped open and consulted on waterpark, recreational, aquatic and event facilities with an emphasis in project development, revenue generation, finance process and overall management.
– Juan Encarnacion
City of Hartsville Finance Director Karen Caulder added,

“We are thrilled to have Juan join our team at the City of Hartsville. His passion for the waterpark industry is evident and we look forward to him leading the waterpark staff in our inaugural summer at Neptune Island Waterpark.”
– Karen Caulder
Every Neptune Island employee’s primary focus is the safety and wellbeing of every guest. As General Manager, Juan will oversee every aspect of the facility to maximize every opportunity to enhance the guest experience and support sales and revenue at the waterpark.

Neptune Island, an adventure island waterpark, expands on the City of Hartsville’s current Piratesville splashpad with larger water features including a 1,100-foot lazy river, a zero entry pool, a wave pool, a speed body slide, a pair of tubular water slides and three mat racing slides. Cabana rentals, party huts, and food trucks will make Neptune Island a celebrated destination for residents and visitors throughout the region.

Learn more about Neptune Island by visiting neptuneisland.com. You can also follow @NeptuneIslandWaterpark on Facebook and Instagram or @neptuneisland on Twitter. For more information, contact Neptune Island at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 843.917.0582.