40 YEARS OF HISTORY
IT ALL BEGAN IN 1974... The history of Central California's largest and wildest water theme park begins in "the seventies", when the park first opened to the public as the more mellow Serena Vista Lakes. A picnic and camping site known for its 3 fishing lakes and general store was a welcome respite for vacationers traveling to and from the mountains. In a natural plush setting of 52 acres of shade trees, foliage and flowers, this relaxing atmosphere is second to none! The wildlife of Canadian Geese landing in our lakes, Egrets and even an occasional Red-tailed Fox can be seen on the banks of our lakes, even today!
In 1977, under the new name, Clovis Lakes, the park began to grow, adding the Olympic pool in 1975 and a weekly dance and fashion show to its attractions in 1978. At the height of disco, the "Star Gardens" events began to draw greater attention to the park.
The 1980’s was More, Bigger and Better… this was our decade of expansion and a more appropriate name… WILD WATER ADVENTURE PARK! The park became increasingly more popular. The first two water slide flumes were constructed and installed. Under the supervision of a staff of just 6 employees, lots of slippery fun was had for the admission price of a mere dollar per person.
Since 1980 we have continued to grow, expanding with the industry and adding new rides to where we are today. We pride ourselves in the new experiences we construct for our guests, like the GhostSlider and the Orca and Dolphin Slides.
The Star Spangled Revue – A valley tradition since 1990, our Fourth of July/Independence Day show is absolutely spectacular, featuring a laser light show, awesome pyrotechnics, and patriotic music. This show has grown over the years to be the Valley’s number one event on Fourth of July. Not only does this event run on Independence Day, but on multiple surrounding days so that everyone has a chance to come out here and enjoy the show! A must see!
Wild Water Adventure Park appeals to the thrill seekers and families with young children alike. Our 20 attractions and 38 slides will keep you busy with a full day of fun. Various sized cabanas are found all throughout the park and are available to rent. These are perfect for small families, large families, and parties. These cabanas are available to reserve online so you can guarantee your special day of fun!
Wild Water started out as a picnic park, which still remains a popular element of the park today. Guests can bring their own food and coolers (no glass or alcohol), and BBQs are accessible for several cabanas. We have also been hosting local and out-of-town group events since our inception. It is a highly desirable venue for group picnics, many numbering in the thousands, because of the park’s beautiful surroundings. Birthday parties, family reunions, or company get-togethers are just examples of the many different events we can host! For groups, we also offer traditional sand volleyball courts, many horseshoe pits and a ball diamond for softball or soccer. We are now into our 3rd generation of children and families enjoying this great community asset. Truly a History of Cool!