For Immediate Release
Spring Lake Water Park opens Memorial Day Weekend
Lifeguard patrols return to Russian River beaches
Santa Rosa, CA | May 27, 2022
The water park at Spring Lake Regional Park returns on Saturday, May 28, after a hiatus in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID pandemic.
The water park, located in Spring Lake’s chlorinated swimming lagoon, is an inflatable playground featuring floating slides, climbing walls, bridges, balance beams, jumps, an in-water sports court and other fun activities.
“We are pleased to be able to reopen the water park this summer.” said Sonoma County Regional Parks Director Bert Whitaker. “It’s a unique experience in our Regional Parks providing a safe environment for youth and families to challenge themselves while having fun on the water.”
Open from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, the water park is open to kids ages 6 and up (and adults, too). Ticket prices are $10 per session, with two daily sessions available: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 2-5 p.m. Children must be at least 6 years old and 42 inches tall. The use of a life vest is included in the admission price.
For people who want to explore Spring Lake by water, kayaks and stand up paddleboards are available to rent for $12 an hour, daily between 10:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m.
Online reservations for the water park and boat rentals are highly recommended, at reserve.sonomacountycamping.org/aquatics. Parents will need to sign waivers for children 14 and under; teens 15 and older can sign their own waivers for both activities.
Swimming at the lagoon is free, with areas for wading, free swim and lap swimming. The beach and lagoon are open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, with lifeguards on duty.
Memorial Day weekend also marks the return of free loaner life vests at Regional Parks’ Russian River beaches. Life vests are strongly recommended on the river and are available for day use at Del Rio Woods, Steelhead, Forestville River Access, and Sunset through the summer. The Regional Parks’ roving water safety patrol also visits these beaches on summer weekends.
Lifeguards will be on duty daily at Healdsburg Veterans Memorial Beach, 11 a.m-7 p.m., beginning Memorial Day weekend. While the seasonal dam won’t be in place this year, the beach is open for wading, swimming and paddling
Regional Park beaches along the Sonoma Coast are not patrolled by lifeguards. Except for Doran Regional Park, swimming or wading in the ocean is not advised because of powerful waves and currents.
Learn more about water programs and summer activities at www.SonomaCountyParks.org.
Editors: For high-resolution photos of the Spring Lake Water Park, go to https://flic.kr/s/aHskZUs4oT.
Sonoma County Regional Parks preserves irreplaceable natural and cultural resources, and offers opportunities for recreation and education that enhance the quality of life and well-being of Sonoma County's residents and visitors. Learn more at SonomaCountyParks.org.