Hyland Hills lost a treasured friend on October 23rd, beloved by co-workers, business associates, and thousands of young workers, who he mentored throughout the years. Steve Loose spent 42 years with the District where he started as the athletic supervisor in 1973. He was part of the initial Hyland Hills employee team who lent a hand to physically construct Hyland Hills Water World’s first two water slides, in 1979. Later, Steve assisted with group sales and marketing, until 1984, when he was named general manager. During his tenure as general manager, Water World evolved from a small water play attraction, into one of the world’s most innovative and award-winning water parks. Loose remained in that position until he retired in 2016.
Hyland Hills Executive Director Yvonne Fischbach said of Loose, “Steve was a hard-working, one-of-a-kind personality, and a true gentleman. Though gone, his signature will remain on the Hyland Hills District and Water World, forever.”