On Saturday, the City of Antioch welcomed Cattail Harbor, the newest water feature at the Antioch Water Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony.
The park is set to open on May 27, 2017.
Antioch Mayor Sean Wright called Cattail Harbor a great addition to the city.
“This is a 21-year in the making. 21-years ago this park was created and now thanks to our park commission and others who have paid taxes into the Mello-Roos we have this park. This one that you see right here cost $958,000 to be able to add to this facility,” said Wright. “This took a lot of time and energy, dedication from our parks commission. Thank you to everybody involved.”
Nancy Kaiser, Parks and Recreation Director, thanked the staff for getting ready to the 2017 season. She stated the water park will be opening but
“This would not have all started if not for many years ago, a couple of centuries ago, when Joseph Prewett left Illinois and came to California,” explained Kaiser. “He arrived here in 1909 and purchased this property where we are standing now, a pretty significant ranching and farming operation.”
She went onto explain how the children went on to continue to farm this whole area on their ranch.
“The family was active in local schools and education, serving on school boards, banking and insurance as the entire east county evolved to today. The Prewett family donated the 100-acres where we are at today along Lone Tree Way beginning at Deer Valley Road to the commercial area,” said Kaiser. “This 100-acres is Prewett Community Park, which is a wonderful destination park. The water park is the first entity that opened here, the first number one feature that created Prewett Community Park, we added the community center, the skate park. We are very thankful for the Prewett Family and their vision here in here in Antioch to bring us what we have today.”
The Antioch Water Park is located at 4701 Lone Tree Way, which is conveniently across the street from Deer Valley High School.
Water Park Season Passes Still Available
The City of Antioch Parks and Recreation Department announced that a season pass for a summer at the Antioch Water Park is now available.
Season Passes are on sale now at a discounted rate:
- $55.00 for Antioch Residents – if purchased by May 26, 2017
- $60.00 for Non-Antioch Residents – if purchased by May 26, 2016
The passes will increase to $70.00 (resident) and $80.00 (non-resident) if purchased after Opening Day (May 27th ).
The Antioch Water Park opens for the season on May 27th. For more information about the spray ground or any of the programs at the Water Park, call 925-776- 3070.
You may also visit the Antioch Water Park website: click here.