Antioch Water Park Opening Day Postponed

Photo by City of Antioch

The City of Antioch Recreation Department announced Monday that it was cancelling all activities at the Antioch Water Park until further notice due to the COVID-19 health pandemic.

The water park traditionally opens up over the Memorial Day Holiday, May 23-25, however, that has now been cancelled due to the current shelter-in-place rules that are preventing public gatherings.

The park will not open until it is deemed safe for the community and no opening date was provided.

May is National Water Safety Month so all families are encouraged to talk about water safety with their children. Drowning is the second leading cause of death among children ages 1-4 and more than 70% of childhood drowning incidents take place at home. The Water Park has a safety video to share with families –

All Water Park operations will follow the directions provided by Contra Costa County Health Department including swimming lessons and water safety instruction, swimming exercise and general water park admission.  When the final guidelines are released the Recreation Department will announce an opening date.

Residents are encouraged to stay connected with the City of Antioch by following the daily announcements posted on the website

For more information about the Antioch Water Park summer season, season passes, swimming lessons, and general summer recreation programs please call the Department at 925-776-3050.  Recreation staff is working each day to assist Antioch families


  1. Question to ask before going with your kids to this water park: Which one has made more children in Antioch sick,Corona or the minimum wage workers at the water park?
    When you can answer that you’ll realize that there shouldn’t be an Antioch water park at all.

    • Nuts. The one thing in town that provides some heat relief for kids, especially, in this frigging desert town we live in. So what if it doesn’t turn a profit? The place is a community service

      • “Community Service” my ass. I can think of better ways to cool off in the summer than swimming in that over chlorinated toilet bowl.


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