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Waterparks in the area that you recommend?

May 2010

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: http://www.ci.antioch.ca.us/CitySvcs/Prewett/ Wader

Hello, 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. Best! CC 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 drive

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 http://www.ci.antioch.ca.us/CitySvcs/Prewett/

We really like the San Ramon Olympic Pool & Aquatic Center. Here is a website link: http://www.ci.san-ramon.ca.us/parks/programs/aquatics/srop.htm 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

Waterworld in Concord for kindergartener?

June 2001

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. -Lynn