Illinois' largest water park opens tomorrow for the summer season

Illinois' largest water park opens this weekend!

Map of Raging Waves Waterpark
Map of Raging Waves Waterpark

How big is it?

This water park is not only the largest in the state of Illinois, but also one of the largest in the entire Midwest, and is about to enter its 16th year of operation. Raging Waves Water Park is the perfect destination for families and adventure seekers. The park has a huge 58 hectares area, filled with 32 different water slides, 43 private cabanas, and an impressive selection of 11 catering establishments choose from.

What are some of the attractions?

The park also offers a variety of attractions for all ages, including a 1/4-mile lazy river and a massive 350,000 gallon wave pool that is guaranteed to keep you entertained for hours.

Lazy River – Mainstream Adventure
Lazy River – Photo by Mainstream Adventures

The Aussie Mat Dash is a bit more extreme. This six-lane RallyRACER is one of only three of its kind in the world and offers an adrenaline-fuelled experience guaranteed to get your pulse racing.

Aussie Mat Dash – Raging Waves Waterpark
Aussie Mat Dash – Raging Waves Waterpark

For the real daredevils among you: Be sure to try PJ's nosedive, another popular attraction at Raging Waves. This extreme slide offers users the opportunity to reach speeds of up to 70 km/h as they plummet towards the ground.

PJ's Plummet – Raging Waves Waterpark
PJ's Plummet – Raging Waves Waterpark

What is there for small children?

Of course, the little ones are not left out either. Quokka Nut Island With four different slides, interactive water features and numerous opportunities for exploration and adventure, it is a popular attraction among the park's younger visitors.

With a planned opening on Saturday, June 1st, Raging Waves Waterpark is the perfect summer destination. Note that the schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather and unforeseen circumstances, but please check the website for the full summer schedule and hours.

Parking information

Raging Waves Water Park
4000 N. Bridge St.
Yorkville, Illinois 60560

Raging Waves, Illinois' largest water park, is located in the suburb of Yorkville on Route 47 – thrills just 45 minutes west of Chicago.

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