Been to a waterpark lately? Northern California knows how to cool off on a hot day. When the temperature begins to climb it’s time to find some cool water for relief somewhere. Us folks around here know all the best places to go.
1. WaterWorks Park, Redding
WaterWorks Park is a waterpark amusement park in Redding, California. It opened in 1985. It includes several waterslides. It is located on Highway 299 and Interstate 5 on eight acres approximately seven miles from Lake Shasta. Rides include the Bucking Bronco, the Whipper Snapper, and the Cork Screw flumes. A play area for children and the Raging River ride are also part of the fun.
2. Raging Waters, Sacramento
Raging Waters Sacramento is a water park located on the Cal Expo grounds in Sacramento. Bring extra cash for parking and food inside the park, because you can't bring your own in. That shouldn't keep you from enjoying Cliffhanger, Splashdown, Dragon's Den, and the Shark Attack Slide.
3. Sunsplash Golfland, Roseville
You get a two-fer at this waterpark! Golfland-Sunsplash features over 30 exciting rides and attractions in one location. From thrilling waterslides to award winning miniature golf, Golfland-Sunsplash has something for the whole family.
4. Waterworld, Concord
The Honolulu Halfpipe, the Big Kahuna and the Cliffhanger are just a few rides that await. Slather on the sunscreen, people. We're in for some fun!
5. Great America's Boomerang Bay, Santa Clara
Boomerang Bay opened in 2004 as the first water park in California to be included within an amusement park. Originally opening as a 2.7-acre water park, Boomerang Bay saw an expansion the following year to 11 acres with the addition of a lazy river ride, two water slides and a 150,000-US-gallon swimming pool. Ripsnort Ridge and Down Under Thunder are awaiting your arrival.
6. Raging Waters, San Jose
This 23-acre aquatic park boasts high-speed waterslides, a wave pool, and an interactive themed water fort.
If you want your kids to think you’re pretty awesome, instead of heading to the beach, turn off the freeway and head to one of these parks. There’s nothing like a plunge down a water slide into a refreshing pool of happiness.