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“Alright” 3 of 5 stars
Review of WaterWorks Park

WaterWorks Park
151 N. Boulder Dr., Redding, CA 96003
+1 530-246-9550
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Ranked #9 of 15 Attractions in Redding
Type: Water Parks, Amusement Parks
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Owner description: WaterWorks Park is the best water park in Northern California. Our Redding location is the perfect place for a day trip or birthday party. Cool off with us today! Featuring a large number of water slides and rides, pools, lounge chairs, a lazy river, cabanas, and more, we are the best daytime getaway around. Our popular rides include the Cyclone, Avalanche, Raging River, three giant serpentine water slides, and the newly opened Dragon Slide! For those of you looking to relax while the kids play we have a large lazy lagoon! Gaze up at tropical palms as the slow flowing current takes you around the lagoon. We also have a kiddy water playground! Perfect for the younger swimmers with a pool, fountain, and child-sized slides. We have lots of summertime events including Power94 under 18 parties and the always popular Ultimate Pool Party (21+) complete with DJs. Tourists and day trippers can find many hotels nearby. We offer free parking, open air shade tents, hundred of chairs and lounges, showers and lockers, in and out privileges, snack bar food and beverages, and daily cabana rentals. Our cabanas book fast - check out our website for more details! Waterworks Park is open from the end of May through the beginning of September. Stop by and start cooling off today!
Chico, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

My kids and I had a good time. For the price of everything we could have went to six flags it seems like for two slices of pizza and two sodas it was 17 dollars. They did not have alot of slides that the kids could go on but they had fun on the ones they could.

Visited December 2013
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Melissa M, Manager at WaterWorks Park, responded to this review, July 24, 2014
It's been some time since you left this review, but we wanted to thank you for letting us know how we're doing, Nicole. It's good to know your kids had fun on our rides, though we're sorry to hear you felt our prices were a little high. Rest assured, we're constantly reviewing our rates to ensure they remain fair and competitive, and certainly appreciate your feedback in this regard. All told, we can do a lot better than just "alright," and would love the chance to welcome you guys back before too long. We have several exciting new rides in the pipeline, so be sure to check them out for yourselves!

All the best,
The WaterWorks Park Family
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Redding, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great way to stay cool!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Waterworks Park is a great place to get cool in Redding's hot, hot summers. It has rides and swimming attractions for small children and more agressive rides for the older ones. They stay open until 10 PM which is great if you want to miss the heat of the day. Food is avialable. Family friendly.

Visited August 2013
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crescent city
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31 reviews 31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“an alternative to the heat and better than the mall”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Well, being from the fog sucker from the coast, Redding can be an extreme,heat wise. So we were looking forward to an afternoon playing in the water. To my surprise, this park closes during certain afternoon hours, so we had to wait until 7p.m. to get in. Right off the bat, your hit with entrance fee,if your an adult simply wanting to supervise your children. So expect to pay the same price if you are enjoying the water sports or just watching, hint, bring your suits mom and dad. The overall price is a bit steep for what you get. My kids enjoyed the slides, but even at 7 p.m. the lines were long. so plan ahead have a few hours to kill, otherwise your little ones will have limited time on the rides.

Visited August 2013
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grants pass, oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Water play fun”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We went to Water Works park for an afternoon of fun and to escape all the smoke in the Rogue Valley.

Admission does not include tube rental, and good luck getting one if you get there after Noon. We tried renting a tube only to find out that they were all rented, and to our dismay sitting unused under canopies and by people's chairs. There are a few single person free tubes you can wait for at the end of each ride, but they were few and far between. A couple of the slides require no tube so we tried to enjoy those while waiting for people to start leaving. Obviously the $2 deposit is not incentive enough for people to return the tube when they are finished, because as the park empties the piles of unclaimed tubes doubled in size.

all in all the park appeared well cared for and clean. I'd be willing to pay an extra $5-10 per person to not have to bother with renting/trying to find a raft.....it really started our day off on a sour note when the kids expect to bust through the gate and dive right in.

Visited August 2013
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Eugene, Oregon
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great for kids to stay cool”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Took our nieces and nephews here while visiting. It was perfect for them to burn off some energy. The flumes are a blast. Raging River is a little hard on a bad back kinda bumpy... You must Slay the the Dragon and take a spin in the big "toilet" Bowl :)

Visited July 2013
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