The Footage Of The Abandoned Seven Peaks Waterpark In Utah Will Break Your Heart
By Catherine Armstrong|Updated on September 22, 2023(Originally published February 02, 2023)
Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
For decades, Utahns spent their summer days at the amazing Seven Peaks Water Park in Salt Lake City. It was originally called Raging Waters, then it was purchased by Seven Peaks and went by that name. At the end of the summer in 2018, the park closed its doors for good, and it now sits abandoned.
If you remember Seven Peaks Utah, you’ll be brokenhearted to see what it looks like now. A once thriving center of life and fun is now just an abandoned water park in Utah.
Editor’s note: This abandoned park is very dangerous and it’s illegal to enter. Local authorities have had issues with teens and young adults trespassing here. Stay out! As of 2021, there were plans to tear down the abandoned park.
Local publications noted the demolition of the park in 2021 and plans to revitalize it into an urban park space in 2022. The park space would have everything from kayak rentals to use on the Jordan River and festival space for community events to volleyball and pickleball courts and a beach area for sunbathing and sandcastles. The urban park in UT is slated to open in 2024. Fingers crossed that the project comes through, it would be wonderful to see this property revitalized into another family-friendly and fun-driven experience, just like it was as Seven Peaks Waterpark in Salt Lake City.
Do you have fond memories of playing at Raging Waters/Seven Peaks Salt Lake? Share them with us in the comments!