Rock River Rapids Derby
Where is it at?
Rock River Rapids
1900 E James St
Where are we going today?
Ready.....Ready......Go! Rock River Rapids is a fun and crazy waterpark which has something for everyone. Fancy a lazy, relaxing day floating along a cool refreshing river? Sure! Would you rather explore the adventurous treehouse themed playland with fun slides? No problem!
The park also house a huge lap pool for those more dedicated swimmers, diving boards to put a spring in your splash, and 6 water slides for all levels so you can go as slow or as fast as you like.
These include the short but sweet drop slide, to the fast paced flume slide.... you really can be as adventurous or relaxed as you like.
For those little water babies, small fountains are found on the deck of the zero depth entry pool which is a great option for them to have a splash around. There is also a small slide specially designed for toddlers which is a great safer option for them over the bigger slides.
The park also offers “Tot Time” which occurs every Saturday from 11am - 12:30pm (Call ahead to verify this). This is great time for those children 6 and under as they will have the whole park to explore without the big kids around. A great time for them to play and explore with the parents.
If you want to just sit and read a good book in the shade as the rest of your family soak up the sun (and soak themselves!) then there are plenty of shady spots to pick from.
Don’t forget to keep checking the website for special events too, there are some great ones!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$9 (18+)
- Children$8 (ages 3-17)
- Free Under: 2 and younger FREE
When can we go?
Daily 12:30pm - 7:00pm
Memorial Day through August 13
Hungry you say? Well all that splashing and swimming will do that to you! Ollie’s Snack Shack offers a variety of hot dogs, nachos, pizzas and drinks to recharge before your next water adventure. It is worth noting that no outside food or drink can be brought into the facility. .
Any Top Tips?
Don’t forget your sunscreen! It is always very important to keep applying sunscreen to ensure you keep your skin nice and healthy when out in the sun. Also if your swimwear has any metal (zippers and buckles for example) then you won’t be allowed on the slides so make sure you are metal free so you can enjoy all the fun!.
Need a little extra help?
For those with limited mobility, the waterpark has a zero depth entry pool which is a great choice to still have a great time. If you have any additional needs or questions just have a chat to one of their guest services representatives who will be more than happy to help. .
Can I get one of those?
Have you asked nicely? The gift shop within the park is filled with various souvenirs to take home with you, but they are also a great stop should you have forgotten any swimming necessities and need to stock up. .
What people are saying?
by Nathan Drummond
Great value and experience all the way around. Love the slides... pick the red one.
by Meagan Blackwell
Way to expensive to get in! Its fun while you're there but really over crowded and have to wait in line to go down the slides for a while. The lifeguards are also really rude.
by Carly Orton
by A Google User
Very cool waterpark with lots of things to do for big kids and little ones, too. Really like the four different slides, especially the super fast red speed slide.
by A Google User
It was fun for everyone but the big red slide left pains and scratches on the whole family after went down it