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Northern California’s Largest Waterpark ReopensNorthern California’s Largest Waterpark Reopens
By - posted 7/9/2024
Reopening, Swimming / Waterparks

California’s newest waterpark, CaliBunga Waterpark, has finally reopened on a 23-acre campus in the heart of San Jose. CaliBunga Waterpark is Northern California’s largest waterpark, featuring 15 water slides and rides, family-friendly fun and a brand-new wine garden, Cal Soleil. Occupying the former 23-acre Raging Waters San Jose location, the new more...

6 Awesome Bay Area Swimming Holes (Summer 2024)6 Awesome Bay Area Swimming Holes (Summer 2024)
By - posted 7/7/2024
Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Swimming / Waterparks

Splish splash! It’s time to grab your swimsuit and jump in. We’ve rounded up some of the best beaches and swimming holes to beat the heat and dive in in the North Bay, East Bay, South Bay, and San Francisco. North Bay Swimming Holes Heart’s Desire Beach, Tomales Bay State Park Heart’s Desire more...

SF's Only Indoor Waterslide Pool is Free Wednesday, July 3SF’s Only Indoor Waterslide Pool is Free Wednesday, July 3
By - posted 7/3/2024
Freebies, Fun & Games, San Francisco, Swimming / Waterparks

If you’re looking to beat the heat as summer temperatures soar, all 9 public pools in San Francisco will be free and open to all on Wednesday, July 3, 2024. Highs in San Francisco are expected to be in the mid-80s on Wednesday and a heat advisory will be in effect, more...

SF's "Free Summer Swim Day" at 9 City Pools (July 3)SF’s “Free Summer Swim Day” at 9 City Pools (July 3)
By - posted 7/3/2024
Freebies, Fun & Games, San Francisco, Swimming / Waterparks

SF Rec and Park to Offer Free Pool Access on Wednesday SF Residents can cool off at a nearby pool amid the hot summer weather If you’re looking to beat the heat as summer temperatures soar, all 9 public pools in San Francisco will be free and open to all on Wednesday, more...

Private 394-Acre "Russian River Redwoods" Forest to be Saved?Private 394-Acre “Russian River Redwoods” Forest to be Saved?
By - posted 8/1/2023
New Parks, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Road Trip, Swimming / Waterparks

Save the Redwoods League Pursues Protection of 394-acre Sonoma Forest, Aiming to Raise $6.5 Million In a significant move to preserve California’s ancient redwood trees, the nonprofit organization Save the Redwoods League has announced plans to acquire and protect a 394-acre redwood forest in Sonoma County. The group aims to raise more...

Bay Area's Epic $10 Inflatable Water Park Opens (Summer 2023)Bay Area’s Epic $10 Inflatable Water Park Opens (Summer 2023)
By - posted 5/25/2023
Fun & Games, Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Summer, Swimming / Waterparks

The inflatable, floating Water Park at Spring Lake Regional Park’s swimming lagoon in Santa Rosa is part playground and part obstacle course. The Water Park opens seasonally on Memorial Day weekend, and is open daily through Labor Day. Lifejackets are provided and kids must be at least 6 years old and more...

SF's Free Swim Days Across The City (Sept. 6-7)SF’s Free Swim Days Across The City (Sept. 6-7)
By - posted 9/6/2022
Health & Wellness, Only in San Francisco, Swimming / Waterparks

As summer continues to sizzle, the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department will offer free afternoon admission at many of its neighborhood pools on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 6-7, 2022. Free family swim hours and locations: Today (Tuesday): Balboa: 2:30-4 p.m. Coffman: 3-4:30 p.m. MLK: 4-5:30 p.m. Sava: 2:30-5 p.m. Rossi: 2:00-3:30 p.m. Mission: 2:30-3:45 p.m. North Beach: 2:15-3:15 more...

Free Day at East Bay Waterpark “The Wave” (Aug. 12)Free Day at East Bay Waterpark “The Wave” (Aug. 12)
By - posted 8/2/2022
Freebies, Fun & Games, Swimming / Waterparks

Dublin’s The Wave waterpark is hosting a free admission day on Friday, August 12, 2022. On Friday morning, August 12, KTVU’s “Mornings on 2” news team will be filming a Dublin edition of “Zip Trips” at The Wave. Admission will be free for participants who arrive by 8:30 a.m., and the waterpark more...

3 Bay Area Beaches are the Most Polluted on West Coast3 Bay Area Beaches are the Most Polluted on West Coast
By - posted 7/2/2022
Outdoorsy, Parks & Beaches, Swimming / Waterparks

By Rya Jetha, Bay City News Foundation Erckenbrack Park, Marlin Park, and Lakeshore Park beaches in San Mateo County are on Heal the Bay’s 2021-2022 “Beach Bummer List” for being among the most polluted beaches in California. San Mateo County is home to more “Beach Bummers” than any other county in recent more...

New $5 Shuttle to Russian River Beaches Starts July 10New $5 Shuttle to Russian River Beaches Starts July 10
By - posted 7/8/2021
Bay Area Favorites, Brand New, Parks & Beaches, Swimming / Waterparks

Visitors of two Russian River beaches will have more options to get there beginning Saturday, when a shuttle bus begins providing weekend service from Santa Rosa. The Sonoma County Regional Parks River Shuttle will take passengers from Top Schopflin Fields to Steelhead Beach Regional Park and to Sunset Beach River Park more...

Nor Cal's "Great Wolf Lodge" Waterpark is Finally OpenNor Cal’s “Great Wolf Lodge” Waterpark is Finally Open
By - posted 6/16/2021
Brand New, Swimming / Waterparks, What's Closed / What's Open

Thanks to Alt 150.3 for letting us know that after a long delay, Northern California’s first Great Wolf Lodge opened for a “sneak preview” on June 15th and celebrates its grand opening June 29, 2021. The six-story, 500-room family resort and massive indoor waterpark on a 29-acre site Manteca, (about 30 more...

Brand New "South Bay Shores" Waterpark Opens June 5Brand New “South Bay Shores” Waterpark Opens June 5
By - posted 6/4/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, New Parks, Swimming / Waterparks

Great America’s brand new waterpark South Bay Shores opens up on June 5, 2021. Northern California’s premiere amusement park is getting bigger, better and wetter than ever when California’s Great America debuts the new South Bay Shores waterpark, featuring seven completely new water attractions, new and upgraded food and merchandise locations, more...

California's Great America Reopens May 22California’s Great America Reopens May 22
By - posted 5/22/2021
Bay Area Updates, Fun & Games, Reopening, Swimming / Waterparks

May 22, 2021 will finally mark the end of the 508-day-long closure California’s Great America endured due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After a year and a half, the amusement park is finally able to welcome guests back and once again showcase the magic we call Great America. With updated rides, new more...

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Reopens May 29Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Reopens May 29
By - posted 5/14/2021
Bay Area Updates, Fun & Games, Reopening, Swimming / Waterparks, What's Closed / What's Open

Starting May 29, you can now cool down in the East Bay and splish splash down the waterslides or relax in the lazy river. Six Flags Hurricane Harbor in Concord is finally reopening after being closed for 19 months. They were last open in October 2019, when they closed down more...

SF's First Indoor Pools Re-Open April 20SF’s First Indoor Pools Re-Open April 20
By - posted 4/12/2021
Bay Area Updates, Brand New, Reopening, Swimming / Waterparks, What's Closed / What's Open

San Francisco just announced that the first of its indoor pools are set to reopen. Plus, SF Rec and Park intends to reopen all pools citywide by summer.  Two of San Francisco’s indoor pools are poised to welcome back lap swimmers with reservations and all pools will re-open by mid-June, the San more...