When the sun gets hot, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as a dip in the water to cool down. Lucky for you, Fresno County has two massive water parks in the area—The Island Water Park and Wild Water Adventure Park—to take care of all your cooling-off needs! Whether you’re looking to enjoy some family fun or need a getaway that’s completely water-themed, these two parks have it all: slides, pools, lazy rivers, splashy playgrounds and more!
The Island Water Park:
Walking into The water parks in clovis ca is like stepping into a tropical paradise with the palm trees and rows of coconuts lining the entrance. Step past the welcoming sign and you’ll be met with a cascade of water that’s perfect for cooling off from the hot summer sun. The park has plenty of slides, spray-grounds, pools, lazy river rides, and more–all suitable for young kids to adults. There are many opportunities for shade at the park so if you’re looking for relief from the sun’s rays, there’s no need to worry about finding a place to sit in the shade.
Wild Water Adventure Park:
Fresno’s newest attraction, Wild Water Adventure Park, is the perfect destination for a day of summer fun with family and friends. Situated on five acres of lush green parkland, the park includes three distinct themed areas: Hawaiian Falls (complete with one-acre wave pool), Island Lagoon (featuring two kid-sized waterslides), and Bayou Boogaloo where you can enjoy our signature zipline ride. Guests are welcomed into the park with their choice of two body slides or a 22-foot rock climbing wall. There is also an indoor arcade featuring games from the ’80s and ’90s as well as surfboards, trampolines, and more.
Location and hours:
It’s no surprise that California is home to some of the most wonderful waterparks in the country. The Island Water Park and Wild Water Adventure Park are two parks in a county with an abundance of sunshine and warm temperatures perfect for outdoor play. The Island offers guests 12,000 square feet of family-friendly fun with attractions like the FlowRider, Pirate’s Cove, Lagoon Wave Pool, Kiddie Cove and more. There’s also the Big Slide, which is a 41-foot tall slide that lets you feel like you’re taking on Mt. Everest as it loops around and shoots riders out at speeds up to 45 miles per hour.
Both the Island Water Park and Wild Water Adventure Park are open 365 days a year. The Island is a smaller park, suited for families with young children while Wild Water is a larger park that offers an assortment of slides, pools and play areas. Admission prices vary between the two parks, but one day passes typically range from $19.99-$29.99 per person (online discounts available). Season passes are also available for purchase at $59.99-139.99 depending on the type of pass purchased (online discounts available). Discounts may be offered during certain times of the year such as summer vacation or winter break so be sure to check their website before you buy your tickets if you’re looking for savings!
What to bring:
-Sunscreen: You’ll want to protect your skin from the sun while in the sun. -Water bottles: Keep yourself hydrated while you’re out and about. -Shoes or flip flops: For when you need a break from walking around barefoot, but don’t want your feet getting all sandy. -Towel: The parks have plenty of places where you can sit down and dry off, but it’s always nice to have a towel with you, just in case.