Although it originally opened in 1974 as a picnic, camping, and fishing site, the area currently known as Wild Water Adventure Park has changed dramatically over the decades. The three fishing lakes are still there—stocked with everything from bass and catfish to bluegill and sushi rolls—but its 52 verdant acres now hold 38 water slides and 20 different attractions, creating an expansive all-ages retreat at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
More than one million gallons of crystalline water power the massive wave pool's four-foot waves. On the slide side, tube-riders can brave the pitch-black twists of the Vortex and the Sidewinder's three-story plunge. Even younger children can savor appropriately scaled thrills in the play area's splash pool plus 15,000 square feet of toddler-friendly activities. This range of aquatic amenities has made Wild Water Adventure Park a perennial staple on The Fresno Bee's People's Choice Awards, routinely winning the title of Best Water Park.
Not every activity at Wild Water Adventure Park requires a bathing suit, however. Sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and a softball diamond all provide ample space for outdoor fun. Numerous barbecue stations dot the grass, allowing families to cook up a hearty lunch.
Our Playroom's indoor play and enrichment center entertains sock-clad youngsters below the age of 6 with engaging rides, toys, and classes. Kids can race down the rocket-ship slide, scale the rock-climbing fort, or throw their hands up during drops on the mini roller coaster. Elsewhere they can bounce on trampolines, stock up on plastic food at the grocery stand, and perform the unabridged text of King Lear at the puppet theater.
As the older children play, those younger than 1 can explore the infant corner's soft play mats, while adults use the facility's free WiFi or join their kids for peanut- and nut-free bites at the snack bar. Along with open play, Our Playroom hosts engaging classes ranging from story times and art projects to basic cheerleading instruction and kid-friendly Zumba led by a certified Zumba teacher.
Leave all worries at home this weekend and head over to Fright Night Scream Park in Clovis for some funtastic thrills!
At Fright Night Scream Park, drivers can settle for safe parking in the lot next door.
Though guests to Island Waterpark might meet humans on their way to the water, they might also encounter Pelican Pete—a giant blue pelican in a floral-print shirt and bermuda shorts. He and an athletic lifeguard staff oversee guests as they wander among fountains and roaring water in attractions designed for everyone from toddlers to adults. Bright-blue tube slides spiral down into splash pools, a giant bucket tips gallons of water onto passersby, and a three-story open slide sends riders on a straight shot into a landing zone that pads their descent with a foot of water and a coral reef packaged in bubble wrap. Aquatic revelers can also float down an endless lazy river and children can frolic under arching fountains and waterfalls in the kids key largo lagoon.
Since 1955, the Rotary Storyland & Playland have sparked young imaginations and earned a place in the hearts of generations in and around the Central Valley. Playland's classic amusement-park rides, such as a ferris wheel and a historic carousel, bring families together with merriment. During the hotter months, families keep cool at Splash Junction, located in the center of Playland. Guests enjoy classic carnival foods, including corn dogs, cotton candy, and shaved ice. Across the lake, Storyland takes a different approach to fun, with its interactive themed garden and playground inspired by classic tales, such as the legend of King Arthur and Alice in Wonderland.
Don't leave the kids in front of the TV this weekend. With plenty of rides, games, and attractions, Boomers in Fresno is sure to be a blast for the whole family!
When you're out and about in the area, you'll love that this park has a restaurant to take care of any last minute hunger.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this park has kid-friendly policy.
Want to brush up on your go-kart skills? Practice driving at Boomers where you can quickly (and safely) glide through the track.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.