Everyone back into the water! Antioch Water Park re-opened Saturday, June 20th, fees reduced

Sport Pool involved in chemical malfunction remains closed

Contra Costa County Environmental Health Department completed their facility inspection at the Antioch Water Park Friday evening and approved opening on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Pool chemistry was recorded compliant with California Health and Safety Codes.

The Sport Pool will remain closed to allow the City of Antioch and the County to conduct further testing in conjunction with the State of California. Sport Pool was the only pool involved in the chemical malfunction on Thursday, June 18, 2015.

To accommodate all guests the admission fees will be reduced to $12.00 for general admission. The lap pool will be available for use and all slides will be ready for visitors. Antioch Water Park provides unique summer fun for friends and families, and water play is great exercise!

If anyone has any questions about the Antioch Water Park they should call the Parks and Recreation Director at (925) 779-7078.

The Antioch Water Park is located at 4701 Lone Tree Way. For hours of operation or other information visit www.ci.antioch.ca.us/CitySvcs/Prewett.

3 Comments to “Everyone back into the water! Antioch Water Park re-opened Saturday, June 20th, fees reduced”

  1. Skip says:

    Why exactly is the city in the amusement business anyway? We should either be running a park that is supported by taxes and free for the public to use or should be letting other businesses fill this type of demand instead. Whether it’s operating restaurants or running a water park, it seems like our city is involved in an awful lot of activities that should be left to private enterprise. When the city competes with businesses, it disincentivizes companies from investing in our community. Instead of having an awesome water park like other cities or a free park for all to enjoy, we’re left with a lousy park at a price that requires you to be part of Antioch’s middle class to enjoy.

  2. Julio says:

    Skip, what you say is the truth. Perhaps you should spend some time in city hall trying to get answers to those questions. Many of us have done so and still come away shaking our heads. Many suggestions have been made to sell the water park and the golf course but good luck. The city is the worst run business there is in the city.

  3. Pam says:

    I can’t speak to who should own the park but I can tell you this. I took my grandkids, during the week.. It is one of the nicest, most affordable water parks around. It isn’t so overcrowded that you can’t find a place to picnic. You aren’t bumping elbows with others in the pools. The staff were friendly. The life guards are many, active and earn their money. It was clean. There were no long lines. My grandkids love it.
    I checked out water world in Concord. They do have more extreme slides but it cost a great deal more to get in, it cost to park, it cost to rent a tube, it cost to rent a locker and according to a comment on yelp the wait times were extreme. So no thanks I’ll stick to spending my money at Prewett Water Park. And thank you city of Antioch for making it affordable.

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