US waterparks giant Schlitterbahn is planning to build a US$110m resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Fort Lauderdale city commissioners have endorsed the plan, which will see the development of a major waterpark, complete with wave pools, water slides, downhill rapids, beaches and a series of river systems.

Upon approval, the resort will be located in the area around city landmarks Lockhart Stadium and Fort Lauderdale Stadium, left vacant since the Baltimore Orioles baseball team moved their spring training operations to Sarasota.