4 Hot Bay Area Waterparks To Stay Cool

Wondering how to keep cool and have fun?  As summer heats up, take the plunge at these great water parks. Dive in, stay cool, and have fun.

Raging Waters
2333 South White Road
San Jose, CA 95148
(408) 238-9900

Price: General Admission $36.99, Senior Citizens and children under 48" $26.99, Children 2 and under are free. Season passes are available.

Parking: $6/car ($10/holiday & July Weekend.) Tip: bring cash for parking or you will have to go to a cash kiosk. All prices are subject to change.

Raging Waters features high-speed slides such as Barracuda Blaster, Blue Thunder/White Lightning, Bombs Away, Dragon's Den, float down the Endless River, or ride down the tube at Wave Pool. There are two fun areas just for kids: Little Dipper and Wacky Water Works. Complimentary life jackets and tubes are free.


California's Great America & Boomerang Bay, 2 Parks for the Price of 1
4701 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(408) 988-1776

Price: Single Day Ticket $43.99 online purchase. Season passes are available. See website for details. 

Parking: $15 per vehicle ($20 for Preferred Parking)

Boomerang Bay is located inside California’s Great America and is included with park admission. Featured rides include Didgeridoo Falls, Ripsnort Ridge slide, the Jackaroo Landing water fortress, and Castaway Creek’s lazy river. Kids can enjoy slides, rope ladders and water jets. For younger kids, Kookaburra Cay provides interactive fountains. Private cabanas are available for extra purchase.


Waterworld of California
1950 Waterworld Parkway
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 609-1364

Price: $35.99 per person for anyone over 48" and $25.99 for anyone three (3) years of age or older who is under 48" tall. Season Passes are available.

Parking: $14

Waterworld California is also home to the new Break Point Plunge, a heart-pounding six-story, 270-foot long looping adventure, Tornado, a funnel tube slide that swirls riders 75 feet in the air, as well as other park favorites including Big Kahuna, Cliffhanger and Lil' Kahuna's Waterworks. Private cabanas are available for extra purchase.


Aqua Adventure Waterpark
40500 Paseo Padre Parkway
Fremont, CA 94538
(510) 494-4426

Price: Residents $17.99 over 48"/$12.99 under 48". Non-Residents $18.99 over 48"/$13.99 under 48". Kids 3 & under are $2 (includes swim diaper). Season passes are available.

Parking: free

This waterpark is owned by The City of Fremont Park & Recreation and is perfect for families 12 and under. There are large slides, lazy river, and a smaller pool for toddlers as well as a spray pad area. This is the only Bay Area park that heats the water. 


Other Parks to Consider

* Prices and times were confirmed at the time this article was published. Information is subject to change. Please confirm details.

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