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Nashville Shores Names Joe Eckman New General Manager

Nashville, Tenn. (May 16, 2022)Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort appointed Joe Eckman as its general manager. Eckman will oversee the day-to-day operations of the 385-acre Nashville Shores property, including its waterpark, lodging program, marina, zip line and ropes course and boat rental business.

Eckman previously served as director of operations for Nashville Shores and succeeds industry veteran Larry Edgmon. Edgmon acted as general manager since 2012 and has been named senior advisor, where he will help with the transition of management and focus on the property’s future expansion and growth.

“Nashville Shores has experienced tremendous growth since Joe’s arrival,” Edgmon said. “His leadership, dedication and passion for guest service have been a catalyst to the success of the waterpark and the entire property. The park is in great hands, and I’m excited to see Nashville Shores continue to grow in the future.”

Eckman, who has been in the amusement and waterpark industry for 24 years, began his career at Clementon Park in New Jersey in 1998, where he held various roles. He was named director of operations for Nashville Shores in 2013 and has spent the last nine years reporting directly to Edgmon.

“This is a special park, and I look forward to working with Larry and the entire team to continue to make Nashville Shores a premier waterpark and regional resort destination,” Eckman said. “I will work hard to ensure this will always be a place for families and friends to create lasting memories.”

About Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort

Nashville Shores Lakeside Resort is a 385-acre family recreation destination located on Percy Priest Lake in Nashville, Tenn. It is comprised of a first-class water park, Treetop Adventure Park (zip lines and ropes courses), RV campground, lakeview cabins, a 310-slip marina, boat and Jet-Ski rental business, marina restaurant and other attractions. Nashville Shores is operated by Premier Parks, LLC, which is currently headed by former Six Flags chairman and CEO Kieran Burke. For more information, visit

About Premier Parks, LLC

Premier Parks, LLC owns, operates, and manages theme parks, water parks, accommodations and multi-use venues throughout the US and Canada. The company is led by a team of industry veterans, each with a unique set of skills developed over decades spent entertaining fun-seekers across the globe. A strong track record of improving financial performance and profit sets Premier Parks apart from others in the industry.

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