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I am looking for information about waterparks in the area
but I am not being very successful. I have a 7 year old boy
that would love to go to one. Do you know any that you
would recommend? Any that you would avoid? Thanks. anon.
We went to the WaterPark in Prewett Park in Antioch last
summer with a bunch of 6-8yos and it was fun (and I say this
is a non-fan of waterparks in general). It's run by the
city, so prices are relatively low. Clean, options for tots
to teens (no huge slides like at WaterWorld kind of places,
but several slides and pools of different sorts), grassy
areas for parents/non-swimmers to hang out, and hot weather
-- we went late afternoon and temp was perfect and it wasn't
super crowded as I imagine mid-day might be. More info:
I have been to the water park in Concord off willow pass
exit. It is a nice water park. I know there is another
waterpark in Antioch or Pittsburg but I haven't been to this
one. Hope this info helps.
looking forward to summer!!
Prewett Park, also called Antioch Water Park in Antioch is
wonderful! Different water features for different ages, but
just for young ones - no teenagers accidently bumping into
little ones. My kids (6 and 8) love it.
http://www.ci.antioch.ca.us/CitySvcs/Prewett/ -worth the
The only water park that is currently open is an indoor one
run by the City of Newark. It is fun but really gets crowded
so you have to arrive at least 20 minutes before it opens.
The rest open around June 1. The biggest water park is Water
World in Concord. I've never been, but my daughter has been
with friends and loves it. The next biggest is at Great
American in Santa Clara, which wasn't open yet but it looks
like fun. Others are the City of Antioch water park, which
we've been to many times and is a lot of fun, and City of
Livermore swim center, which prety low key, one big slide
and a squirty climbing structure, which is a lot of fun but
the farthest away. There are also big water parks in
Sacramento and Sparks, NV, and I think in Milpitas. -- my
kid loves water parks
Raging Waters in San Jose is nice-more open, less crowded
than Waterworld in Concord. The city of Antioch also has a
great water park, esp for younger kids
We really like the San Ramon Olympic Pool & Aquatic Center.
Here is a website link:
Here is the contact information: 9900 Broadmoor Drive, San
Ramon, (925) 973- 3240. There is a swimming pool with a
huge slide and a smallish water park for all ages. It is
clean and fun. Admission is very reasonable. SPG
We just took a 4 yr old and 2 six year old girls to Waterworld in Concord.
They have a great kiddie zone,in fact two of them. One can satisfy the 6 year
olds a little more. But great for a four year old with adult assistance. The
river ride ( float in moving water - 3 ft deep with a tube) went well with
the 4 yr old. Our 4 yr old loved the wave pool as did one of the 6yr olds.
The waves were too much for one six year old, so it depends on your kid. We
stayed 4-5 hours and could have spent more. If you are 48 inches you can go
on most slides as did one 6 year old. If you are 42 inches and willing you
can go on two of the raft slides.
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