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San Jose’s Iconic ‘Raging Waters’ Waterpark Closes Permanently

Northern California’s largest waterpark says goodbye after nearly 4 decades
By - posted 9/7/2023 No Comment

Sadly, Northern California’s largest waterpark, Raging Waters, has announced that the park will not reopen in 2024.

San Jose’s Raging Waters, which opened nearly 4 decades ago in 1985, took to social media to announce the sad news: “Raging Waters San Jose is closed for the season and will not be reopening in 2024. We are thankful for the San Jose community and for our outstanding Team Members for helping us bring Northern California’s Largest Water Park to life for nearly four decades,” the statement read. “Thank you for all the wonderful memories, San Jose!”

With scenic views of Lake Cunningham and the San Jose Foothills, the waterpark featured 23-acres of family fun with rides and slides, kiddie play areas and a 350,000-gallon wave pool.

Unfortunately, sister park, Sacramento’s Raging Waters closed its doors for good last year too. If you’re looking to keep cool, Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Concord is open weekends through September 24, 2023.

There is good news for Sac folks. According to KCRA3 News, a Southern California company, California Dreamin’ plans to remodel Sac’s Raging Waters and reopen as Calibunga. The remodel will take approximately 3 years and will include a new children’s area, speed slides and a surfing attraction.