UDC Invites Offers for Concessionaire Opportunities at Dunn’s River Falls and Park
The Urban Development Corporation (UDC), as a part of its programme for the continued development of the world famous Dunn's River Falls & Park (DRFP), St. Ann has invited concessionaires to submit Requests for Proposals for the establishment and operation of ice-cream kiosks at the attraction which hosted over 700,000 visitors last year.
Concessionaries must submit their offers for single or two separate locations on the property which includes the Bus Park or the Courtyard.
Applicants are being invited to submit offers after downloading an Information Memorandum Document at www.udcja.com/investments-opportunities. Hard copies of the document can also be purchased at the UDC’s Head office Monday to Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:30p.m until February 16, 2016, upon payment of a non-refundable fee of $2,500.00. The opening of proposals will commence at 3:15p.m. on the same day on the Ground Floor of the UDC Office.
Over the last two years, the UDC also extended invitations to the public for the development of other offerings such as new entertainment activities, natural beverage station and rental of shoes stands. Currently, the property is also benefiting from the development of the Central Gardens project which will see the completion of kiosks in 2016 offering more variety to patrons as well as a water feature for recreational purposes.
Visitors to Dunn’s River currently enjoy activities such as climbing the Falls, swimming at the beach, taking part in picnics and walking through the gardens. A craft market within which are two restaurants, four video and one hair braider licensees, one logo shop, two water shoes sales points and two snack counters are other services offered at the attraction.
The rates for non-residents to access Dunn’s River Falls and Park are US$20 for persons ages 12 years and over and US $12 for children between the ages of 3 – 11 years. The rates for Jamaican residents are J$600 for persons ages 12 years and over and J$300 for children between the ages of 3 and 11. The attraction opens daily between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and on cruise ship days from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m.
Over the years, Dunn’s River Falls and Park has achieved significant milestones. The facility was named most popular and exciting attraction by cruise officials during 2004 and Leading Caribbean Tourist Excursion by the World Travel Awards in November 2009 and 2010.
The UDC’s relationship with Dunn’s River Falls and Park began in 1976, when the Corporation acquired the Belmont Property. Since 1998, the UDC has been engaged in major upgrading of the property with a view to ensuring parity with other world class attractions and enriching the Dunn’s River experience.