California’s Water Parks!
California Water Parks offer a variety of water-based activities for all ages and swim levels. Experience the thrill of riding the perfect wave, vertically drop seven stories in just four seconds, tunnel down a speed slide or just lazily float down a tropical river.
Cabanas are available for rent in some of these parks. With all the sunny days and warm weather, California offers the prime environment for waterpark fun. Sandy Beach Lagoons, Daredevil Slides, Kiddie Pools and Picnic Areas all make for a perfect summer family day!
Water Parks in California
- Alpine Slide at Magic Mountain - Big Bear Lake
- Antioch Waterpark - Antioch
- Aqua Adventure - Freemont
- Aquatica WaterPark - San Diego - SeaWorld's Water Park
- Boomerang Bay Waterpark - Santa Clara
- Castle Park's Buccaneer Cove - Riverside
- Dry Town WaterPark - Lancaster
- Golfland/Sunsplash Family Fun Centers
- Island Waterpark - Fresno
- Knott's Soak City - Buena Park in Orange County & Palm Springs
- LEGOLAND Water Park - Carlsbad
- Martin Tudor Splash Park - Fontana
- Mustang Waterpark - Arroyo Grande
- Pyrite Rapids Water Park - Colton
- Raging Waters - Sacramento
- Raging Waters - San Dimas
- Raging Waters - San Jose
- Ravine Waterpark - Paso Robles
- Six Flags Hurricane Harbor - Valencia
- Splash Kingdom Waterpark - Redlands
- Splash! La Mirada Regional Aquatics Center - La Mirada
- Waterworld - Concord
- The Wave Waterpark - Vista, San Diego
- WaterWorks Park - Redding
- Wild Rivers Waterpark - Irvine (Opens in May 2014)
- Wild Water Adventure Park - Clovis
Some of these parks have multiple locations but only the ones in California are listed.
Things to know, before you go!
These Parks are “Family Oriented” facilities. These general rules and useful tips are here to provide both a safe and healthy atmosphere for you and your family. Pay attention to the signs posted within the parks.
General Rules and Useful Tips:
- Obey life guards and safety signs. Anyone disobeying a life guard or a safety sign might be barred from the park for the remainder of the day.
- Check weather conditions before you purchase your tickets, some parks won’t give you a refund due to weather
- Children 12-18 years or younger (depending on the park) must be accompanied by an adult.
- No running or diving allowed.
- Glass containers are not allowed. All bags, coolers and containers might be inspected at the entrance.
- Profanity, theft, or fighting will not be tolerated. Violators might be permanently barred from the park.
- Smoking is usually not allowed anywhere in these parks, check each park for designated smoking areas.
- Alcohol is usually not permitted in these parks unless they have bars or designated areas.
- Parents are responsible for their children at all times and should not be left unattended.
- Sliding head first is usually not permitted
- Height, weight and health restrictions may be enforced
- Casts are not allowed on slides or most attractions
- Do not wear jewelry or eyeglasses in the pools, as they may not be retrievable.
What to wear?
Proper Park Attire:
- Street clothes like athletic wear, denim shorts or cut-off shorts are not allowed.
- Lined swimsuits are your best bet.
- Any swimsuits with rivets, zippers, snaps or buttons will usually not be allowed. If you show up with a tiny little metal rivet on your swimsuit, you might be asked to turn it inside out.
- Shoes and aqua socks are usually not allowed.
- Toddlers are usually required to wear swim diapers.
- Infants' diapers should be changed in restroom changing stations only.
It’s going to be a great day,
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Note: This information was accurate when I published it, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly by calling each park before planning your trip. Contact information is provided on each park page.